Personal Safety For Doctors

advice, articles, and best practice for the personal safety of doctors.

Pastoral Care for Doctors

Guidance for medical centres about pastoral care policies for general practitioners.

Practical Advice

Strategies for dealing with difficult and aggressive patients in the medical practice, and during home visits.


Links to professional bodies and further information about personal safety for doctors.


If you are a doctor and would like to suggest feedback or advice based on your own experience, please use the contact form.


Quick Tips

Re-evaluate your practice environment every six months and make one positive change. ·
Take breaks – it’s not easy but it’s safer for you and the patient. ·
Accept your medical practice can always do better. ·
Take a slow breath when you face agression. If need be, quietly withdraw. ·

If something happened at work today and it remains a source of anxiety, tell someone