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King Charles III becomes RMBF’s Patron

King Charles III becomes RMBF’s Patron

We are extremely pleased to announce that His Majesty King Charles III has graciously accepted Patronage of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, after the sad passing of his mother and our former Patron, Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to his official and ceremonial duties in the United Kingdom and overseas as The Prince of Wales, […]

UK medics seeking help for anxiety, stress and low mood

UK medics seeking help for anxiety, stress and low mood

The latest figures from the RMBF’s Rightsteps online wellbeing resource show the top reasons doctors are seeking help. Anxiety, work stress and low mood are the most highly-searched topics, followed by support with the menopause, difficulties with alcohol, and preventing burnout. With pressure on the NHS remaining high, mental health support services for doctors and […]

Q&A: Dr Rachel Clarke on her new ITV series Breathtaking

Q&A: Dr Rachel Clarke on her new ITV series Breathtaking

Breathtaking, a powerful new ITV drama, tells the story of frontline NHS staff battling to save patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is based on Dr Rachel Clarke’s memoir of the same name. We spoke to Rachel ahead of the series being broadcast. We are speaking just a few days before your drama airs – […]

MDU foundation doctor members raise over £35,000

MDU foundation doctor members raise over £35,000

Thank you to the MDU and their FY1 members for their incredible support We are delighted that MDU’s partnership with RMBF is continuing in 2024.  It began in 2021 when the MDU reduced its first-year subscription from £10 to £5 for FY1 members, donating the remaining £5 to charity. RMBF has received over £35,000 from […]

Website updates in progress

Website updates in progress

We’re refreshing the RMBF website, to make it easier to find the right kind of support. However, some pages may be unavailable for a short time while we finish our upgrades. If you are a doctor or medical student experiencing financial hardship, and you are looking for financial support, please email [email protected] or call 020 […]

“Doctors’ financial mistakes can cost thousands”: Medics’ Money Q&A

“Doctors’ financial mistakes can cost thousands”: Medics’ Money Q&A

Dr Tommy Perkins (pictured right, above) is a GP. In 2019 he started Medics’ Money, alongside Dr Ed Cantelo, who is a GP and also a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. Medics’ Money aims to empower doctors to make better financial decisions, by providing free guides and tools, and helping doctors find specialist medical […]

Knighthood for former RMBF Treasurer

Knighthood for former RMBF Treasurer

The RMBF offers congratulations to Professor Amritpal Hungin, former Treasurer and Trustee of the charity, who has been named a Knight Batchelor by King Charles III in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Hungin, known as Pali, served as President of the British Medical Association, and was the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University. […]