Managing your health

We know medicine can be a challenging and stressful profession.

While making care for your patient your priority, you should try not to neglect your own health.

If you can manage your own health condition

If you have a health problem you can manage and still maintain a good level of care for your patients, there's no need for us to get involved.

If you are managing a health condition, it’s important you take steps to make sure you can continue to manage it effectively.

If you need advice and support to help manage your health condition

If you have a health condition or a problem with alcohol or drugs that may put patients at risk, you need to tell us so we can make sure patients are protected.

If you've been referred to us for health concerns or have told us yourself, we may decide to investigate. We'll deal with this as sensitively as we can. If we feel that the concerns raised about your health condition could put patients at risk, we may ask you to have a health assessment.

Why you need to read this document
If you are a doctor with health issues, or you have been referred to us because of a health concern, this guide will help you find available support.