Doctor Support Service

Being investigated by the GMC can be a stressful experience, so you may wish to talk to someone in confidence about how you’re feeling.

To help with this, we’ve commissioned the BMA to run the Doctor Support Service on our behalf.

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What can the service offer?

The Doctor Support Service: 

  • offers you emotional support from another doctor who is experienced in providing peer support, and is completely independent from the GMC
  • is free and available for all doctors – you don’t need to be a member of the BMA to access it
  • is completely confidential – we won't be told if you are getting support unless you choose to tell us, or you ask your supporter to attend a hearing with you.

And if your case ends up at a hearing, you can ask someone from the service to go with you for up to two days of the hearing.

You can find out more about the Doctor Support Service on the BMA webpage or download our Doctor Support Service leaflet, which contains information about the service and contact details. 

How to get in touch

Call 020 7383 6707 to speak to a supporter, or request a call back.

Or you can email with your name, telephone number, and the best time to contact you. A supporter will then call you back.