Advice for doctors who are not currently working

We understand that not working may create more uncertainty for you. Below you can find advice on obtaining legal and financial support.

Do I need to be working to have legal representation?

This can differ between medical defence organisations, so you should contact your representative for further information.

Do I need to be working to get help from the British Medical Association (BMA)?

No - the BMA provides advisory services for doctors and medical students, including those seeking advice in relation to health conditions. You can find out more information on our support services webpage.

Can I access any financial support?

Several charities and foundations provide financial support and information for doctors who can’t work due to their health. Our support organisations webpage has more information.