There has for some time been a rising level of concern about the health of doctors. When doctors suffer physical illness, or mental ill health as a result of high levels of work related stress, adequate means of support should be easily accessible.
The objective of this report is to put forward proposals to delineate a broad overall framework for the more effective local co-ordination and provision of services to doctors with health problems; and to outline an agenda of issues and areas of concern which must be addressed if these problems and the underlying causes of them are to be dealt with effectively.
Nuffield Trust (1996) Taking care of doctors' health. Nuffield Trust.