The RMBF PhoneFriend scheme helps doctors and their families who feel isolated due to age and illness. Our PhoneFriend volunteers provide regular friendly chats over the phone offering emotional support wherever it is needed in the UK.

What our PhoneFriends say

I have been involved with the RMBF PhoneFriend scheme since it started in 2008. I have found taking part to be most rewarding, seeing those who I talk to generally making steady progress, whether in relation to job stability, training and career path or to dealing with other challenges in their lives.

It has also been most interesting to develop friendships with people who I would not otherwise have been in touch with. I have learned a lot and benefited greatly. I have found the follow-up meetings, organised by the RMBF to support PhoneFriends, to be very helpful and instructive. They allow opportunities to discuss issues with other PhoneFriends and RMBF staff, and to receive excellent teaching from experts in various related subjects.

Dr David Wright, PhoneFriend