• “Work is limitless and time is limited. Our health is the freedom to live life as we choose to do so.”

A charity committed to eradicating stigma, change behaviours & cultures and promote the value of good leadership to reduce suicide rates of medical doctors.

Culture Change


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Doctors in Distress


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our corporate objectives

4 – Raise awareness
Raise awareness of these issues in the public domain to encourage society to have an improved consideration and understanding of the medical profession that cares for them.
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Our primary goal is to reduce stigma, change behaviours & cultures and promote the values of good leadership to reduce the prevalance of burn-out and suicide amongst medical doctors of all disciplines working in the NHS. We will....
1 – Culture Change
Positively campaign for culture change within the medical profession and NHS to remove the stigma associated with Doctor burn-out resulting from them having heavy workloads and operating in a high pressure and stressful environment.
2 – Organisational Responsibility
Encourage a wider organisational responsibility for the working environments of doctors that include the value of their mental wellbeing for the positive benefit of the NHS, its workforce and the patients they serve.
3 – Confidential Resources
Independently and without prejudice, direct doctors to approved and secure confidential resources so that they can get help when dealing with wellbeing/burn-out/stress issues.

1/3 Really shocked today to find out that @GPHotTopics included my @bmj_latest whooping cough review article published in February this year!

Circulation to 18000 GPs this year alone! #whygp #teamgp @RcgpFaculties @TeamGP

Hopefully we can get better at diagnosing it!


Our regulatory body @gmcuk & @NHSEngland @MattHancock , please read this thread , so many Doctors have lost their lives & still Doctors are struggling to be treated as humans . When will the conditions change ? @LightLady100 @DrJennyVaughan @DoctorsDistress @BAPIOUK @jsbamrah https://twitter.com/maryfernando_/status/1204761523220045824

Mary Fernando@MaryFernando_

When a doctor or medical student kill themselves, I'm heartbroken at the death of those who devoted so much to patients.

I often defend our profession against attacks like 'Doctors are terrible at diagnosing/don't care/listen etc' regularly.

These things are connected.

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