Useful External Contacts
We have strong working relationship with our internal and external stakeholders to support doctors in training.


Useful External Contacts and Links – Lead Employer

Regional Contacts & Links



North West

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London and the South East


National Contacts & Links


NHS Employers assist employers in making sense of current and emerging healthcare issues to ensure that their voice is front and centre of health policy and practice. They provide practical advice, information and generate opportunities to share best practice.

This is a useful website for both NHS employing organisations.


The General Medical Council works to protect patient safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK. Their website allows you to search for ethical and educational guidance, how to raise a concern and provides advice regarding support services available for doctors for example, those who are experiencing health issues and undergoing FtP investigations.


The General Dental Council (GDC) is the UK-wide statutory regulator of dentists. Their primary purpose is to protect patient safety and maintain public confidence in dental services. Their website provides dentists with key information regarding registration, dental education and support services available in the event of any health issues or investigations.


The BMA are a recognised trade union for doctors in the UK providing a range of support services including employment advice and support on both an individual and collective basis as well as career and L&D advice and support.


Local Negotiating Committees (LNCs) are made up of elected local representatives who negotiate and have the authority to make collective agreements, with local management on behalf of medical and dental staff of all grades.  We have a LELNC with a membership including specialty doctors accredited by the BMA to negotiate on behalf of their members.


The Medical Research Council invests in research on behalf of the UK tax payer. Scientists apply to the MRC for funding for their research and applications are reviewed by panels of independent experts. MRC works with universities, industry, units and institutes to train and develop the next generation of research leaders and provides careers support.


The GP Health Service is a confidential NHS Service for GP’s and GP trainees in England. The GP Health Service provides help and support to doctors who may suffer from medical issues relating to mental health concerns, including stress, depression or an addiction problem ensuring support pathways are in place to assist a return to work /provide ongoing support whilst in work.


The trust’s Employer Assistance Programme provider (EAP) Insight Healthcare offers confidential 24-hour helpline access, session-based counselling, legal and financial advice and various other specialist services.


The DSN is a confidential, peer support network for doctors and medical students with concerns about their mental health. As a registered charity, they aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma and influence the agenda regarding physician health.


HOPE provides support and advice for doctors with a disability or chronic illness. The site was created by a doctor as a sign-posting service direct to relevant services and advice.


The Medical Professionalism Matters Programme explores the real life challenges experienced by today’s medical professionals and was developed by a group of healthcare organisations, led by the GMC.  The site brings together discussions and ongoing dialogue to share ideas and best practice for tackling challenges.


NCAS works to resolve concerns about the practice of doctors, dentists and pharmacists by providing case management services to health care organisations and to individual practitioners.


All GPs must be included on the National Performers List before starting to work as a GP of any kind, including being a locum in England. NHS England have agreed that all GP registrars seeking to join the National Medical Performers List (NPL) from the August 2017 recruitment cohort onwards, will not be required to submit an application form (NPL1) or undertake a face-to-face identity check. You can however utilise the website to notify the NPL of any changes to your circumstances such as resignation or referral to the GMC.



For trainees starting in post between August 2020 and January 2021, there will b e no requirement to join the National Performance List whilst the NPL undergo a review. However, all trainees appointed prior to August 2020 must continue to advise the NPL of any changes to circumstances.

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