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GP Health

Occupational Health

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust - there is currently occupational health provision for GPs across the county. The Occupational Health Service for primary care teams is based at Walton Hospital but we have satellite clinics in Ashbourne, Ilkeston, Ripley, Belper, Buxton, Swadlincote and Chesterfield.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Occupational Health Department
Walton Hospital
Whitecotes Lane
Derbyshire S40 3HW
Phone: 01246 515696
Fax: 01246 515676

Derby PCT - Occupational Health screening and support is available on a cost per case basis through our local team at Derbyshire Shared Services which in turn is managed by the City of Derby PCT. This service is rarely accessed, however, by contracted Primary Care Teams. GPs are generally referred as part of an assessment process if health issues come to light during performance assessments by the “Clinical Performance Decision Group”.

Resolve Counselling
Resolve Staff Support Service

We offer confidential, self-referral counselling and management support to healthcare staff across the whole of Derbyshire, based in hospitals and GP practices around the county. Established over 25 years ago, the trusted service comprises a team of qualified and accredited counsellors and psychotherapists. Resolve offers face-to-face individual counselling support, telephone support can also be accessed if this is more convenient.

Standard interventions are 6-8 sessions although brief and longer-term support are available and charged accordingly. Competitive rates apply; counsellors have extensive knowledge of the issues faced by healthcare staff and our team have a wide range of experience so that each individual client’s needs are met.

Resolve also offers a range of team and organisational interventions such as crisis / critical incident support, resilience building, coping with stress and other team workshops. We can provide mediation services and bespoke team events to suit your needs.

For any of the above services please contact us on 01246 515951 or

Resolve Services currently cover Derbyshire Community Health Services, Derbyshire County,Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust and GP practices throughout Derbyshire. Other trusts are welcome to tender for any of our services.

Useful websites for support

Doctors Support Line
The Doctors' Support Line (DSL) is an independent telephone support line for doctors where all calls are answered by trained volunteer doctors. The support line is anonymous and confidential to allow troubled doctors to take their first step towards resolving issues that may be affecting their work and wellbeing.

BMA counselling service
A confidential counselling service, to discuss personal, emotional and work-related problems. For BMA member doctors and their families
Times that help is provided - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Telephone - 08459 200169
Sick Doctors Trust
Supporting doctors and their families who are suffering from dependency to alcohol and other drugs.

Support4doctors has been set up by the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund - a registered charity which has been helping doctors and their families in times of need since 1836.
It grew out of research among doctors which showed that balancing work, family and personal lives was the biggest single issue for doctors in twenty first century Britain - and that they would find it particularly helpful to have a single place they could go to route through to different sources of specialist advice

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