Trainee Doctor and Dentist’s Support Service (TDDSS)
The Trainee Doctors & Dentist Support Service (TDDSS) is a psychoeducation and support service which aims to offer a range of interventions to support trainees on programmes managed by HEE Local Offices in London & the South East.
The service is delivered as part of the PHS+ programme of work, hosted by the NHS Practitioner Health Service. TDDSS is not commissioned to provide care to doctors or dentists who are unwell or suffering from current mental health concerns. If you are unwell then you will need to contact your GP or work place occupational health, or where eligible you may also access the NHS Practitioner Health Service
Our team are experienced in supporting doctors and dentists at all stages of their training, understand the environment in which you work and are able to assess and design a support programme to meet your individual needs.
The service is confidential and information relating to your individual situation will not be shared with HEE.
How to access the service:
Please complete the online registration form. You will then be contacted to arrange a time for a short introductory call. We will then give you access to our smartphone app which will enable you to book an assessment appointment. If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the forms, or would prefer to speak to someone in the service please call us on 0300 0303 300. (Monday – Friday 8am-8pm, Sat 8-2pm)
Support in an emergency or crisis
NHS PH is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis or feel unsafe or at risk to yourself or others, then you should contact 111/999, your own GP or attend your nearest Emergency Department/A&E as soon as possible.
NHSPH does provide a 24/7 crisis text service and you can access this by texting "NHSPH" to 85258.
The Samaritans: 0161 236 8000 (local call charges apply) or 116 123 (free to call) can also be provide confidential support and are open 24 hours a day.