HOPE for disabled doctors

Help in Obtaining Professional Equality

A to Z of Useful Contacts

Charities, Organisations and Helplines
Counselling Services
Employment
Finance
Legal Aspects
Training
General Links
Royal Colleges
Post Graduate Deaneries

CHARITIES, ORGANISATIONS AND HELPLINES

Addaction
Tel: 020 7251 5860
Fax: 020 7251 5890
Web:www.addaction.org.uk

Association of Anaesthetists' Sick Doctors Scheme
Tel: 020 7631 1650

Alcohol Concern
Tel: 020 7928 7377
Fax: 020 7928 4644
Web: www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel:08457 697 555
Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Association of Disabled Professionals
Web: www.adp.org.uk

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss
Web: www.amphl.org

Bereavement Network
Tel:020 7700 8134
Fax:020 7700 8146
E-mail:info@bereavement.org.uk
Web: www.bereavement.org.uk

BMA's Doctors with Disabilities
Tel: 020 7383 6164
Web: www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/Hubdoctorswithdisabilities

BMJ Chronic Illness Matching Scheme
Web: www.bmjcareers.com/chill

BMJ - are you being discriminated against?
Web: www.bmjcareers.com/discrimination

British Doctors and Dentists Group
For recovering alcoholic and drug dependent doctors and dentists, and students
Tel: 01252 316976
Web: http://www.medicouncilalcol.demon.co.uk/bddg.htm

Carers Line
Tel:0808 808 7777

Carers UK
Tel:020 7490 8818
Fax:020 7490 8824
E-mail:info@ukcarers.org
Web: www.carersonline.org.uk

CHITS (Clinicians' Health Intervention Treatment and Support)
Tel:01335 341144
Fax: 01335 347030
E-mail: avoca@birdsgrove.freeserve.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel:0870 167 1677
Fax:020 8940 7638
Web: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Deaf Professionals Network
Web:www.deafprofessionals.com

Depression Alliance
Tel:020 7633 0557
Web:www.depressionalliance.org

DIAL UK (Disability Information and Advice Line)
Tel: 01302 310123

Disability Information Services
Tel: 01306 742282
fax: 01306 741740
Web: www.diss.org.uk

Disabled Living Foundation Helpline
Tel: 0845 130 9177
Textphone: 020 7432 8009
Web:www.dlf.org.uk

Doctors Supportline
Tel:0870 765 0001

Doctors Support Network
Tel:0870 321 0642
Web:www.dsn.org.uk

Drinkline (National Alcohol Helpline)
Tel: 0800 917 8282

Eating Disorders Association
Tel:0845 634 1414 (8.30am-8.30pm Mon-Fri or 1pm-4.30pm Sat)
E-mail: helpmail@edauk.com

Gamcare
Tel:020 7378 5200 or 0845 6000 133 (10am-10pm daily)
Fax:020 7378 5237
E-mail: info@gamcare.org.uk

Mencap
Tel: 020 7454 0454
Fax: 020 7696 5540
E-mail: information@mencap.org.uk
Web: www.mencap.com

Narcotics Anonymous
Tel:020 7730 0009
E-mail: helpline@ukna.org
Web:www.ukna.org

National Phobics Society
Tel: 0870 7700 456
Fax:0161 227 9862
E-mail: nationalphobic@btconnect.com
Web: www.phobics-society.org.uk

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation)
Tel: 020 7250 3222
Textphone:020 7250 4119
E-mail: radar@radar.org.uk
Web: www.radar.org.uk

Release (drugs and legal advice for users, families and friends)
Tel:0845 450 0215

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)
Tel:0845 766 9999
Web:www.rnib.org.uk

RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf)
Web:www.rnid.org.uk

Samaritans
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
E-mail: jo@samaritans.org
Web:www.samaritans.org

SANE
Tel: 0845 767 8000 (from 12 noon to 2am

Sick Doctors Trust
Tel:0870 444 5163
Web: www.sick-doctors-trust.co.uk/

The Manic Depression Fellowship
Tel:020 7793 2600
Fax:020 7793 2639
E-mail: mdf@mdf.org.uk
Web:www.mdf.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
Tel:020 7802 0300
Fax:020 7802 0301
E-mail: mhf@mhf.org.uk
Web:www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Wales Council for the Blind
Tel:029 20 473954

Victim Support Line
Tel:0845 30 30 900
Textphone:020 7896 3776

COUNSELLING SERVICES

Alcohol Counselling and Prevention Services (ACAPS)
Tel: 020 7737 3579
Fax: 020 7737 2719
Web: www.acaps.co.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Tel:0870 443 5252
E-mail: bacp@bacp.co.uk
Web: www.bacp.co.uk

BMA Counselling Service
Tel:0645 200 169
Web: www.bma.org.uk

National Counselling Service for Sick Doctors
Tel:0870 241 0535
Web: www.ncssd.org.uk

The UK Council for Psychotherapy
Tel:020 7436 3002
Web: www.UKCP.org.uk

UK Register of Counsellors
Tel:0870 443 5232
Fax:0870 443 5161

EMPLOYMENT

Access to Work
Web: www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/

FINANCES

Benefits Agency
Chief Executives Office
Room 4C06
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UA
Tel:0800 882200
For hearing / speech impaired people: 0800 243355
Web: www.dss.gov.uk


BMA Charities
Tel: 020 7383 6142

Citizens Advice Bureaux
The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
Myddleton House
115-123 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9LZ
Web: www.adviceguide.org.uk or www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Disabled Persons Tax Credit Information Line
Tel:0845 605 5858
For hearing / speech impaired people: 0845 608 8844

Disability Benefits Unit
Tel:0845 712 3456
For hearing / speech impaired people: 0845 722 4433

Help with Health Costs
Web:www.doh.gov.uk/nhscharges/hc11.htm

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF)
24 King's Road,
Wimbledon,
London
SW19 8QN
Tel: 020 8540 9194
Fax: 020 8542 0494
Email: info@rmbf.org
Web: www.rmbf.org

Royal Medical Foundation
Epsom College
College Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT17 4JQ
Tel: 01372 821 011
Fax: 01372 821 013

LEGAL ASPECTS

Medical Protection Society
Head of Medical Services
33 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0PS
Tel:0845 605 4000
Fax:020 7399 1301
E-mail: querydoc@mps.org.uk

Head of Medical Services
Granary Wharf House
Leeds
LS11 5PY
Tel:0845 605 4000
Fax:0113 241 0500
E-mail: querydoc@mps.org.uk
Web: www.mps.org.uk

The Medical Defence Union
The Medical Defence Union
230 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8PJ
Tel: 0800 716646 (for members only)
Web: www.the-mdu.com

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
Mackintosh House
120 Blythswood Street
Glasgow
G2 4EA
Tel: 0141 221 5858 (for members only)
Fax: 0141 228 1208
Web: www.mddus.com

Bounceback
This is a web based information service with particularly good explanations of legal and financial help available
Web: www.bounceback.org.uk

Disability Rights Commission
If you feel mistreated by your employer, seek some advice at the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999 site: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1999/19990017.htm, or The Disability Rights Commission: http://www.drc-gb.org/

Disability Discrimination Act
For the word of the law, take a look at
DDA 1995: http://www.disability.gov.uk/dda/index.html
Changes to the DDA: http://www.disability.gov.uk/dda/employers/

Additional Help

Disability: http://www.disability.gov.uk
Disability Rights: http://www.disability.gov.uk/
NHS Employers: www.nhsemployers.org

TRAINING

GENERAL LINKS

Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans of the United Kingdom
COPMeD,
20 Guilford Street,
London,
WC1N 1DZ
tel: 020 7692 3197
fax: 020 7404 2930
E-mail: copmed@copmed.org.uk
Web: www.copmed.org.uk
For links to postgraduate deans, deaneries and training programme directors

NHS Education for Scotland
Web: www.nes.scot.nhs.uk
For links to postgraduate deans, deaneries and training opportunities in Scotland

Medical Women's Foundation

Tavistock House North,
Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9HX
Tel: 020 7387 7765
Fax: 020 7387 7765
E-mail: admin@mwfonline.org.uk
Web: www.mwfonline.org.uk

Women in Surgical Training
The Royal College of Surgeons of England,
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PN
Tel: 020 7869 6212
Web: www.rcseng.ac.uk/training/wist

ROYAL COLLEGES

Faculty of Family Planning
Miss D Newell
Examination Secretary / Exams and Examiner's Conference Organiser
Examinations
Faculty of Family Planning
27 Sussex Place
London
NW1 4RG
Tel: 020 7724 5629
Fax: 020 7723 5333
E-mail: denise@ffprhc.org.uk

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
Ms Razvana Kurkic
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7224 0343 extension 23
Fax +44 (0) 20 7224 5381
Email: fpm@fpm.org.uk
Website: www.fpm.org.uk

The Royal College of Anaesthetists
Medical Secretary medsec@rcoa.ac.uk

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Miss Nina Leontieff
Tel:+44 020 7935 0702 extensions 212, 211, 210
Fax:+44 020 7487 4674
E-mail: exams@rcophth.ac.uk
Website: www.rcophth.ac.uk

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr Michael G Murphy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7772 6256
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7772 6395
Email: mmurphy@rcog.org.uk
Website: currently under redevelopment

Mr J L Beynon FRCOG
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7772 6271
Email: bbailey@rcog.org.uk

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Mentoring Scheme
Tel: 020 7772 6369
E-mail: cdhillon@rcog.org.uk
Web: www.rcog.org.uk/mainpages.asp?PagelD=1234

The Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health
Graeme Muir
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7307 5651
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7307 5686
Email: Graeme.muir@rcpch.ac.uk
Website: www.rcpch.ac.uk

The Royal College of Physicians
Mr Jim Benson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 79351174 ext 320
Fax: +44 (0) 20 74872628 (Written exam / general), or
+44 (0) 20 74864514 (PACES)
Email: James.Benson@rcplondon.ac.uk
Website: www.mrcpuk.org

The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Ms L Bryson
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7235 2351 extension 253
Fax:+44 (0) 20 7235 9948
Email: lbryson@rcpsych.ac.uk
Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Royal College of Surgeons Confidential Support and Advice Services for Surgeons (CSAS)
Tel: 020 7869 6030
E-mail: csas@rcseng.ac.uk
Web: www.rcseng.ac.uk/surgical/carergrades/csas/csas.html

POST GRADUATE DEANERIES

Eastern Deanery
Dr Claire Lawton
Eastern Deanery
Block 3, Ida Darwin Site
Fulbourn
Cambridge
CB1 5EE
Tel: 01223 884822
Fax: 01223 884849

KSS Deanery
Karen Allman
Head of Human Resources
KSS Deanery
7 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 2DD
Tel: 020 7415 3463
Fax: 020 7415 0048
E-mail: kallman@kssdeanery.ac.uk
Web: www.kssdeanery.ac.uk

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Deanery
As a small deanery, contact is via a generic first port-of-call:
Postgraduate Dean
LNR Postgraduate Deanery
Lakeside House
4 Smith Way
Grove Park
Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1SS
Tel: 0116 295 7623
Fax: 0116 295 7641
E-mail via: www.lnrdeanery.nhs.uk/contact.php
Web: www.lnrdeanery.nhs.uk

North Scotland Region
Please contact the Associate Postgraduate Dean, Mr John Hiscox#
Mr John Hiscox
NHS Education for Scotland Forest Grove House
Foresterhill Road
Aberdeen Rpad
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZP
Tel:01224 554365
Fax:01224 5506070
E-mail: hiscox@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Northern Deanery
Dr Redfern is a Dean Director with the Northern Deanery and works with flexible trainees, the NHS Flexible career scheme and also gives career advice to trainees and consultants

Dr Nancy Redfern
Specialty Dean Director
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Dentistry
10-12 Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4AB
Tel 0191 222 8913
Email: nancy.redfern@ncl.ac.uk

Northern Ireland Deanery
Margot Roberts
Administrative Director
NI Medical and Dental Training Agency
Beechill House
42 Beechill Road
Belfast
BT8 7RL
Tel: 028 9040 0000
Fax: 028 9079 8312
Textphone: 028 9079 5337
E-mail: margot.roberts@nimdta.gov.uk
Web: www.nimdta.gov.uk

Severn and Wessex Deanery
Dr Rosie Lusznat
Associate Dean for Educational Development
Wessex Institute
Severn and Wessex Deanery
Highcroft
Romsey Road
Winchester
SD22 5DH
Tel: 01962 893820
E-mail: rosie.lusznat@sevwesdeanery.nhs.uk
PA is Caroline Porter - E-mail: caroline.porter@sevwesdeanery.nhs.uk

South East Scotland
Professor S G Macpherson
NHS Education for Scotland
The Lister
11 Hill Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9DR
Tel: 0131 650 2609
Fax: 0131 662 0580
E-mail: stuart.macpherson@nes.scot.nhs.uk
Web: www.nes.scot.nhs.uk

South West Peninsula Postgraduate Deanery
This is a new postgraduate deanery who are currently under development. They hope to appoint a Career Planning Manager soon to help support dotores in career choices. In the interim, please contact Dr Georgie Jones who is Direcctor of their Foundation Years:

Dr Georgie Jones
Director of Foundation Years
South West Peninsula Postgraduate Deanery
The John Bull Building
Tenar Science Park
Research Way
Plymouth
PL6 8BU
Tel: 01752 247433

The Yorkshire Deanery
Dr Ros Roden

Please contact via :
Mrs J Martin
PA to Dr R Roden
Associate Dean for Careers and Personal Development
The Yorkshire Deanery
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 1572
Fax: 0113 343 1530
E-mail: j.martin@yorkshiredeanery.com

Medical students and PRHOs have an alternative contact in:
Jacqui Lewis
Administrative Officer (PRHOs)
The Yorkshire Deanery
Willow Terrace Road
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 1509
Fax: 0113 343 1530
E-mail: j.lewis@yorkshiredeanery.com
Web: www.yorkshiredeanery.com

Trent Multi Professional Deanery
Sue Punt
Co-ordinator for Guidance and Support Services
Trent Postgraduate Deanery
Tower Building
Floor 15
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Tel: 0115 84 68179
E-mail: sue.punt@nottingham.ac.uk
Web: www.trentdeanery.nottingham.ac.uk

West of Scotland
Dr Jackie Taylor
Associate Postgraduate Dean for Flexible Training
NHS Education for Scotland
West of Scotland Region
3rd Floor
2 Central Quay
89 Hydepark Street
Glasgow
G3 88W
Tel: 0141 223 1505
Fax: 0141 223 1480
Web: www.nes.scot.nhs.uk