The service will be independently audited and all doctors will be asked to give their consent to fill in a package of confidential questionnaires.

This information will be anonymous, strictly confidential and encrypted. By cooperating with this audit you will be helping to improve the service and contributing to its future development.


In those rare cases where a doctor’s health problem appears to pose a risk to their patients, the clinical team has a responsibility to prevent harm. The clinician will try to encourage the doctor to obtain appropriate help to change whatever presents a risk to patients.

Failure on the doctor’s part to comply will mean that the clinician will have to take advice on how to act and this may be by contacting the GMC. However, we anticipate these occasions will be very rare and will only ever be undertaken as a means of last resort.

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