Help With Mental Health Conditions

The service will help with:

  • Common and more complex mental health conditions
  • Mental health conditions relating to a physical health issue
  • Substance misuse including support for community detoxification
  • Rehabilitation and support to return to work after a period of mental ill-health

Access: The service can be accessed by any doctor or dentist (including trainees) who is registered on the National Performers List in England. People may also want to access the service when they are looking to return to clinical practice after a period of absence.

What We Can Help WIth

The service is self-referral and you can access the service here: 

Please note the service is not for emergency or crisis issues. These should be directed to mainstream NHS.


Practitioner Health Service

  • Is not an occupational health service, it is a treatment service. Clinicians within PHS may however link with local OH services to support a doctor/ dentist’s return to clinical practice. If specific OH support is what you need, please contact the NHS England regional team to identify your local OH provider.
  • Is not a replacement for mainstream NHS services, nor is it designed to offer a second opinion. Doctors and dentists who are currently supported by NHS mental health services would be encouraged to remain with their local treatment team, but could seek guidance on particular aspects of care, or support for return to work.
  • Can offer independent support to doctors and dentists who are undergoing performance proceedings, but it cannot be used to provide health reports to inform PAGs or PLDPs. Formal assessment of health issues should be commissioned from a separate organisation.