BriefingBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7088.3a (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3a-7088
The BMA's General Medical Services Committee has updated and revised its guidelines for providing informal help to general practitioners who are sick. The key individual to whom concerns should be reported is the secretary of the local medical committee (LMC) who should then take steps to identify the GP's own personal practitioner and arrange for treatment. The guidance contains an algorithm for further referral when the sick doctor cannot agree on a course of action at local level, and a list of phone numbers of relevant agencies. It has been circulated to all LMC secretaries.