Doctors helping doctors and their families
Over 200 years of members assisting fellow doctors and their families
Join today to help support colleagues facing difficult times
Annual membership costs just £40 and will make a huge difference
Who We Are
A mutual provident fund, SAMF is one of the oldest membership societies assisting doctors and their families in times of need.
How we help
We work quickly to understand your issues and then help fund the assistance required to make a pivotal change to your circumstances.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words and our films show the difference to SAMF assistance can make.
Since launching our mutual fund in 1788, we are proud to have supported thousands of doctors and their families when they needed it most. From assisting spouses when a Society member passes away, to financing educational costs for students from medical families facing hardship, SAMF has dedicated more than two centuries to its members.
The Society was founded as the Society for Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men. We are a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter, Supplemental Royal Charter and By-Laws. We now operate under the working title of the Society for Assistance of Medical Families (SAMF). SAMF better describes our work and aims in our third century.
Never more needed
Hear from our members
Here are some of the people we have helped
‘My husband was killed in a car accident and we had no insurance. With the Society’s help my children were able to go to university and I was able to retrain and return to work’
The Society helped when I was paralysed after a car accident. Their contribution to home adaptations has made life much easier’
‘An addiction to pain medication threatened to destroy my life and family. On the long road to recovery the Society helped me financially to rebuild my life’
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Meet your team
SAMF is stewarded by a Board of Trustees know as our Court of Directors. Comprised of respected medical colleagues, this team works closely with people applying for funds, to understand their needs and how SAMF can contribute towards a pivotal change in their circumstances.
Find out more about who’s involved, put faces to names and read why they joined SAMF.