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Mental health service made available to all doctors in England

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 08 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4228
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme will be rolled out to all doctors in England, Simon Steven has announced.

Speaking at a conference marking 10 years of the programme, the chief executive of NHS England said that there would be funding for the mental health and addiction service to cover all NHS doctors in England.

Currently, GPs in England can access support from the programme through the GP Health Service. Mental health support for hospital doctors has previously been the responsibility of NHS trusts or clinical commissioning groups, …

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