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
The Medical Council has a statutory role to set standards of clinical competence, cultural competence and ethical conduct to be observed by doctors. We have many documents for you to download describing the standards expected of doctors. Read more about Resources
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
DHBs, PHOs, Doctor organisations, Government departments, Overseas regulatory authorities. Read more about Links
Important information regarding making online payments to us Read more about Online Payments
Very occasionally we list several ‘lost’ doctors. These are doctors we cannot trace because they have not let us know their new addresses. If you change your address, please let us know your new address within a month. Read more about Find these doctors