Practitioner Health Programme

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) is a free and confidential service for GPs and GP trainees working or looking to return to clinical practice in England who are suffering with a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction issue.

PHP is not a service for individuals with mental health problems which require specialist psychiatric input though we can help provide additional support where we can.

If you think that you have a mental health problem that requires this level of specialist help you must contact your GP to seek help.

PHP is provided by health professionals who have additional expertise in addressing the issues concerning doctors. These clinicians are available in various locations across England.

The service is self-referral only and will not accept referrals from third parties.

To access the service:

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Call us on 0300 0303 300

The service is available 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 2pm Saturday (except bank holidays).

For full details of the service please visit the Practitioner Health Programme website