WHO WE CAN HELP

Members of the Society and their families when in need have the first call on funds.

We are able to use funds surplus to this requirement to help other doctors and their families who have fallen on hard times through illness or misfortune.

We help a number of medical students and other students, the sons or daughters of medical practitioners who are themselves in financial difficulties.

EXAMPLES OF HELP

RETRAINING / RESKILLING

If a doctor found him or herself unable to practice in the long term the Society has been able to help with retraining costs and moving to a new profession or sector.

WIDOW(ER) & FAMILY SUPPORT

For many years the support of spouses and family when a society members passed away with leaving proper provision was the biggest call on our resources.  If your parent(s), partner or spouse were members of the Society and have passed away leaving you in difficulty please contact us.

EDUCATION SUPPORT

The Society supports a number of students whose families do not have the resources to see them through Medical degrees. It takes many years to train as a doctor and this can be a real strain on family finances. We also hope that those we assist in this way might eventually become members themselves thus helping to ensure the future of the Society.
We have also been able to help in cases where a young doctor is unable to afford the necessary courses and examinations to progress in their careers.

RECENT EXAMPLES

“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 and retake my competencies.”
DOCTOR A • GP BASED IN ABERDEEN
“The Society helped when I was paralysed after a car accident. Their contribution to the home adaptations have made life much easier”
DOCTOR B • Leicestershire, CONSULTANT NEUROLOGIST
“My husband was killed in a road accident leaving my girls and me distraught. We had no insurance and we had to wait nearly four years for compensation. In the interim both my daughters embarked on training to be doctors with the help of the Society.”
Mrs E B • SCOTLAND
“After a few years of practicing medicine it became clear that I was unable to cope with the stress of the job. With the help of the Society I was able to re-train as a Pilates instructor and now have my own business”
Dr S • Hampshire
“My doctor father abandoned our family and went to live abroad, giving us no support. My mother suffers badly with depressive illness, often being hospitalised. With help from the Society I am now studying medicine and graduate shortly.”
Miss A • London
“After suffering a brain tumour and then a stroke I was forced to give up medicine. The Society helped with the conversion of my flat and also helped with the purchase of a special computer and equipment to enable me to communicate and study.”
Dr H • Buckinghamshire