Employers and Referrers FAQ

Can PHS provide a report?

Yes: PHS can provide reports, however this will be with the explicit consent and approval of the practitioner-patient. PHS can provide reports to employers, Trusts, or to the GMC or GDC. Normally these will be short, confirmation of fact reports.

PHS does charge for reports in some circumstances. Charges are only applicable where the report request originates with a third party (or payment is being made by? What is the rule here) e.g. GMC, GDC, or a Defence Organisation. We will not charge for reports where the cost would be incurred by the practitioner patient.

All report fees are reinvested in PHS for service development or the improvement of existing services for practitioner-patients.

Please contact the office for details of report fees.

NHS Practitioner Health Programme Report Fee Schedule

 

What can PHS offer with respect to helping a practitioner return to work?

When a practitioner is ready to return to work, PHS help support this process by liaising, as appropriate, with the relevant Trust, occupational health or Deanery.

PHS does not provide occupational health reports on a practitioner’s fitness to practise. We do however, with patient consent, provide reports summarising the health issues, treatment and prognosis.

PHS can also help signpost practitioners to coaching, mentoring or career counselling.

 

Not a doctor or dentist?

The services below offer support for nurses and pharmacists.

 
Pharmacists

Pharmacists Support is an independent charity working for pharmacists and their families and pharmacy students to provide help and support in times of need.

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Nurses

The following offer support services to its members,

RCN

UNISON

 

What support is available for my relatives or friends?

Support for Family and Friends – PHS Family Group

A safe place to meet for relatives of health professionals in recovery / with dependency problems

When a member of any group has a dependency problem, be it alcohol or other drugs, it causes problems within that group. This is especially true when that group is the family unit with its close emotional ties and intricate dynamics. Both the family member and the alcohol/drug dependent must learn to recognize their role in the dynamics of the relationship and seek to change their behaviour which is often a painful process.

The way in which support is offered to family members is of paramount importance, sensitively keeping the focus upon them and exploring the impact of the dependency on their lives.

The family group at PHS offers a safe place for family members and friends of health professionals. The group is facilitated and aims to assist in finding hope and strength through realizing that there is a solution and that you are not alone.

For any information about the family group, please contact Naomi 0781 8475 825