About Us

The Cameron Fund is the GPs' own charity.
It is the only medical benevolent fund that
solely supports general practitioners and their dependents. We provide support to GPs and their families in times of financial need, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment. We help those who are already suffering from financial hardship and those
who are facing it.

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Applying for Help

Applications are welcome from, or on behalf
of, present or former GPs, their families, and dependents.

We also welcome referrals from Local Medical Committees and other organisations or individuals who may know of someone who might benefit from support from us.

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Latest News

It's business as usual...


Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we have had to close the Fund's office at BMA House. However, we continue to work remotely to provide support to our existing beneficiaries, and are here for any GP (and their dependent family) who find themselves in financial crisis during this extremely difficult time.

Whether you are a ST1, ST2 or GP Registrar on a recognised GP Training Scheme; work as a salaried or locum GP; are a GP Partner or are now retired - if you are experiencing hardship due to a reduced income and are struggling with debts, please get in touch.

For further information, or to apply for assistance, please email us on: info@cameronfund.org.uk

Please do not use the post at this time. If you have posted an application to us in the last couple of weeks, please contact us to make sure we have received it.

If you are a Member, the BMA can offer you a wide range of support, including their Wellbeing Services on 0330123 1245 (24 hours a day, seven days a week), or email wellbeingsupport@bma.org.uk

Any doctor struggling with their mental health can contact NHS Practitioner Health call 0300 0303 300 or email prac.health@nhs.net

NEW - Money Management guide for newly-qualified GPs

As well as offering grants and loans to those who find themselves in financial crisis, one of the objects of the Cameron Fund is the prevention of hardship.

Talking to colleagues from other medical charities and other GP support organisations and committees, we shared the idea of offering some guidance for newly-qualified GPs when they start out. Obviously, they have already been working as a doctor, but we are aware of the money problems that can affect the GPs we help. 

10 Top Tips for Financial Wellbeing has been written by our Money Advisor, Jeff Brown at Adviceworks. Over the years he has spoken to many of our GP applicants (and their families), offering them really valuable support and guidance.  This is not financial advice, but money management.  

 

Sir James Cameron Remembered

Sir James' grandson, Alastair has written an article in St Andrews in Focus. 

Fund welcomes Jill Rowlinson

Jill has recently joined the Fund as our Chief Executive.

She is a Chartered Secretary, who has previously worked as a governance professional and manager in the private and not for profit sector. Most recently she has worked in local government and was previously Town Clerk for Ware Town Council in Hertfordshire. 

In her spare time, Jill plays in brass bands and is also a Trustee and voluntary Company Secretary for a local hospice.