Support for doctors
Doctors are constantly exposed to stresses and hazards that can impair their relationships and themselves: working long hours, fatigue, sleep deprivation, consumer demands, secondary traumatic stress, consequences of mistakes, debt, demands of external bodies (including the Council and colleges), fear of complaints and litigation, and infectious diseases.
Anecdotal comments suggest there is reluctance by many doctors to report health concerns about colleagues or themselves to the Council because of the possible impact on a doctor’s career and ability to practise.
When we are managing a doctor's health case, we aim, where possible, to assist the doctor to stay practising whilst their health problem is being resolved. Read more about Supporting doctors' health
Use this form to notify the Council of changes to your work address, postal address or residential address. Read more about Change your personal details
In addition to our statements and guidelines, there are a number of other documents that may be of use to doctors. Read more about Other resources
Important information regarding making online payments to us Read more about Online Payments
DHBs, PHOs, Doctor organisations, Government departments, Overseas regulatory authorities. Read more about Links