Employers and Referrers FAQ

Can PHP provide a report?

Yes: PHP can provide reports, however this will be with the agreement of the practitioner-patient. PHP can provide reports to employers, Trusts, or to the GMC or GDC.

PHP does charge for reports, however, charges are only applicable where payment is being made by a third party e.g. GMC, GDC, or a Defense Organisation. We will not charge for reports where the cost would be incurred by the practitioner patient.

All report fees are reinvested in PHP for service development or the improvement of existing services for practitioner-patients

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What can PHP offer with respect to helping a practitioner return to work?

When a practitioner is ready to return to work, PHP help support this process by liaising, as appropriate, with the relevant Trust, occupational health, Deanery.

PHP does not provide occupational health reports on a practitioner’s fitness to practise, we do however with patient consent, provide reports summarising the health issues, treatment and prognosis.

PHP can also help signpost practitioners to coaching, mentoring or career counselling

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Is the PHP service an occupational health service?

No, PHP is not an occupational health service.

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme is a health service for doctors and dentists who have mental health, addiction or physical health problems that affect their ability to work.

However, the PHP team may work with employers, Occupational Health departments and others to develop and implement return to work programmes.

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What can PHP offer with respect to helping a practitioner return to work?

When a practitioner is ready to return to work, PHP can help support this process by liaising, as appropriate, with the relevant Trust, occupational health, Deanery.

PHP can help signpost practitioners to coaching, mentoring or career counselling.

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