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Pastoral Services - message from Dougy Moederle-Lumb, Chief Executive, YORLMC

25 November 2016

Pastoral Services - message from Dougy Moederle-Lumb, Chief Executive, YORLMC

25 November 2016

Message from Dougy Moederle-Lumb, Chief Executive, YORLMC

YORLMC has a comprehensive pastoral care team with many years’ experience of defence bodies and GMC procedures and is able to provide personal and confidential support for individual GPs in difficulty or experiencing major change. For example it can include helping an individual GP through difficulties linked to contractual, financial or performance concerns, including attendance at performance meetings and/or support getting appropriate medical care when required.

Importantly this confidential support is also available for the wider practice team.

I cannot stress enough how important it is for colleagues to contact YORLMC for help as early as possible when difficulties arise so that as much support as possible can be provided.

However it is never too late to make contact.

I can be contacted in the first instance through any member of the Corporate Affairs Team – contact details can be found here .

The Cameron Fund 

I am a Trustee of the Cameron Fund which is the medical benevolent charity that provides support solely to GPs in the UK. It provides grants and loans to assist doctors and their families experiencing financial difficulties due to short or long-term illness, relationship breakdown or hardship following the actions of regulatory bodies or former partners. An increasing number of requests are being received for assistance from GPs during re-training. Interest-free loans may be available towards the expenses encountered during a return to professional work.

Anyone who knows of someone experiencing hardship is urged to draw attention to the Cameron Fund’s existence.

NHS GP Health service

As part of a broader package of support, the General Practice Forward View is committed to improving access to mental health support for general practitioners and trainee GPs who may be suffering from mental ill-health including stress, depression, addiction and burnout. A new NHS GP Health service is therefore being developed, and following the appointment of The Hurley Clinic Partnership as the provider of this service, it is expected to launch in January 2017.

YORLMC has requested further information from NHSE locally about how it plans to raise awareness of this service.

BMA Members can also access information, support and advice on a range of topics to help you manage your work-life balance – see

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