Who we are

RMBF LogoDocHealth is a joint initiative between the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) and the British Medical Association (BMA).

BMA LogoThe DocHealth service is provided by senior clinicians who have the collective experience of treating over 2000 doctors in the last 20 years.

Dr Tony Garelick MB FRCP FRCPsych

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Dr Tony Garelick was formerly Associate Dean at MedNet, London Deanery and Co-Director of the former MedNet service (closed 2015) , which was a confidential clinical service for doctors in difficulty. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and has written various papers on psychotherapy and on the MedNet clinical service and its clinical impact.

Dr Julia Bland MA MBBS MRCPsych

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Dr Julia Bland was formerly Co-Director of the MedNet service and is an honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She also belongs to the Queen Anne Street Psychotherapy Practice and is a practising Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and family and couple therapist.

Dr Matthias von der Tann MRCPsych MBPAS

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Dr. Matthias von der Tann was, since 2000, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy in the MedNet Service (closed 2015). He is also a psychoanalyst and group analyst. His work in the NHS has been in several psychotherapy services, including forensic psychiatry settings. He also works in private practice.

Chrystalla Loizou

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Chrystalla is the Administrator for DocHealth. She handles all referrals to the service and was the administrator for MedNet.


Articles by the DocHealth team

  1. Garelick AI, Gross SR, Richardson I, von der Tann M, Bland J, Hale R.  Which doctors and with what problems contact a specialist service for doctors? A cross sectional investigation.  BMC Medicine 2007: 5:26 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-5-26
  2. Meerten M, Bland J, Gross SR, Garelick AI.  Doctors’ experience of a bespoke physician consultation service.  The Psychiatrist 2011: 35:206-212
  3. Meerten M, Rost F, Bland J and Garelick AI.  Self-referrals to a doctors’ mental health service over 10 years.  Occupational Medicine (Lond). 2014 Apr; 64(3):172-6.
    doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqt177. Epub 2014
  4. Garelick AI.  Doctors' health: stigma and the professional discomfort in seeking help.  The Psychiatrist Online 2012: 36:81-84
  5. Davies, Sally Ruth; Meerton, Maja; Rost, Felicitas; Garelick, Antony. A sea change for sick doctors - how do doctors fare after presenting to a Speciality Psychotherapy Service . Journal of Mental Health 2016 Jan.