GP Support

The LMC represents GPs in the Doctors Support and Advisory Group, jointly hosted with Lothian Health Board. This group offers support to GPs who have identified themselves as struggling or have been referred with concern. There is also a Mentoring Programme operated through this group which offers GP to GP support. Please see the Summary Document for full contact details.

Lothian Doctors Support Scheme

Other formal support can be sought via the following organisations:


BMA Counselling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0330 123 1245. You do not have to be a member to contact the helpline.

The Cameron Fund

The Cameron Fund is is the GPs’ own charity and the only medical benevolent charity which solely supports general practitioners and their dependents.

They provide support to current and retired GPs, as well as their families, in times of financial distress, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment. They help those who are already suffering from financial hardship and those who are facing it.

For more details please visit their website:

The Claire Wand Fund

The Claire Wand Fund is a charitable fund that makes grants to General Practitioners (GPs) to fund further education and for the provision of scholarships, including traveling scholarships.

For more details please visit their website:

Other Resources for Support

The following list covers a wide variety of support, specific to individual needs.

External Resource List