“I hadn’t really researched it myself properly and I had to learn very much the hard way”

BMA have published an article ‘GP partnerships: beware gentleman’s agreement’ which highlights the story of a current Cameron Fund beneficiary and the terrible impact his experiences have had on his work, his financial situation and his menta

Members of the RCGP Council Visit Cameron Fund Stand

We are pleased to report that the Cameron Fund stand at the RCGP Conference in Glasgow last week received a large number of visitors including GPs, GP Trainees, medical students, GP Appraisers, GP Tutors and Associate Deans.

Shortly after the conference exhibition opened in Thursday 01 October, RCGP Vice-Chairs Professor Amanda Howe and Tim Ballard, together with College Director Ruth Palmer, came to meet Cameron Fund Chairman, Stephen Linton, to discuss how the Fund may support the College members in difficulty.  We will be continuing the dialogue in the next few weeks. 

See you in Glasgow?

For the second time the Cameron Fund will be exhibiting at the RCGP Conference 2015, which takes place at the SECC Glasgow on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October. 

The conference showcases the latest clinical and policy development and also gives GPs the opportunity to network with over 2,000 primary care professionals.

Please come and visit us on Stand C111 and find out more about the valuable work of the Fund – helping GPs who are facing financial crisis and unable to work, because of mental or physical ill health or trying to cope with other life-changing events.

GPC Chair highlights the Cameron Fund's valuable work

"Whenever possible the fund aims to help GPs maintain or re-establish their careers." 
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, CBE

Following an extremely positive meeting with Chaand Nagpaul earlier in the year, the BMA GPs committee chair has kindly highlighted the crucial support the Cameron Fund offers to GPs who are in crisis. To read his article in the latest issue of the GPC chair newsletter - which is emailed to all UK GPs - go to:

Family of GP locum who died on 'day off' denied death-in-service benefits

Sessional GPs have called for a review of regulations after the family of a locum GP who tragically passed away on a ‘day off’ was denied death-in-service benefits. Please read the complete article published in Pulse Today

Working in Partnership

Are you significantly stressed by:  Excessive workloads? Pressure from commissioning bodies? Unrealistic targets? High patient expectation? Constant system changes? Professional isolation? And even heading towards burn out?

A series of Masterclasses in resilience are being offered by Londonwide LMCs to London GPs. Four sessions, each on a key issue, are provided by NHS Practitioner Programme (PHP).  These are followed by two smaller sessions, for practitioners who may require additional coaching, and these are being sponsored by the Cameron Fund.

A helping hand

"We want the fund to be more widely known, we depend on contributions from GPs and LMCs — but mainly so that colleagues who need our help can be encouraged to apply."

We have a good feeling about this

The GP Support Service (GP-S) is a 12 month pilot scheme that aims to give much-needed support to those GPs who face acute stress and burnout. Jointly funded by Health Education East Midlands and NHS England, it will be available to all GPs across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Nottinghamshire LMC surveyed 100 GPs across Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City* to get a fuller picture of the situation ‘on the ground’, and found “the need for such support is obvious to all working within primary care at this time”.

Chairman speaks at LMC Conference

The LMC Conference 2015, held this year at the Institute of Education in London on 21-22 May, gave the Cameron Fund an opportunity to raise its profile and thank the LMCs for their continued support.

The Fund’s AGM was held at the Conference and Stephen Linton, the Fund’s Chairman, presented the Trustee’s Report and Financial Statements for 2014. He referred to the income from LMCs explaining that approximately 50% came from four LMCs who operate a Charity Levy, inviting all other LMCs to reconsider this form of donation.

LMC Conference 21 & 22 May

The Cameron Fund will have a stand at the forthcoming Annual Conference of Local Medical Committee Representatives.  If you are attending the conference, we look forward to seeing you..

Cameron Fund members are also invited to our Annual General Maeeting which is held during the Conference at 12.50pm on Thursday 21 May.