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Letters Support services for healthcare professionals

Support services for healthcare professionals must be properly funded

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 17 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1089
  1. Harj K Kaul, consultant occupational physician, honorary professor medical education12
  1. 1University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
  2. 2University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  1. harjinder.kaul{at}

Al-Najjar discusses the challenges of supporting medical practitioners with mental health problems through NHS Practitioner Health (NHSPH), formerly the practitioner health programme (PHP).1 NHSPH strives to provide support, treatment, and psychological safe places.

I became an occupational medicine consultant in 2000 and over 80% of my clinics are for medical practitioners. Presentations are becoming more complicated—the world of work now …

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