NHS professionals are often at higher risk of stress, physical and mental ill-health, alcohol and drug misuse, and other health concerns. There is support available for practitioners experiencing these issues.
Occupational Health Service
The Occupational Health service for GPs delivering NHS Services can be accessed on the Heales website. Practices will need to register online in order to use the service. You can register your practice here.
For information on inoculation injuries, such as needle stick, sharps, and contaminated eye splash injuries, please see the Infection Control page.
Sussex Mental Health Helpline
Call: 0300 5000 101 (17:00 - 09:00 Monday to Friday; 24 hours a day at weekends and Bank Holidays)
The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression, including healthcare professionals
GP Mental Health Support
The new NHS GP Health Service which has been announced by NHS England to improve access to mental health support for GPs and trainee GPs. You can find more information about the service on the GP Health website and in the table below.
Practitioner Health Programme
The Practitioner Health Programme is a service aimed at medical and dental practitioners, to which GPs on the Brighton and Hove CCG Performers List can self-refer. You can find more information on the Practitioner Health Programme website.
Counselling Service for Nurses
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) can offer free and confidential support to its members for a range of health-related and other issues. You can find more information on the RCN Counselling Service page here.
Unison provides a welfare service, There For you, for its members.
Listening Service for Pharmacists
A listening service for pharmacists (including student and trainee pharmacists) is provided by the charity Pharmacist Support. You can find more information about the service, Listening Friends, on their website.