About The Trust

The Sick Doctors Trust was established in 1996 by a group of doctors who were themselves recovering from addictions and were concerned at the lack of effective arrangements for helping others who found themselves in difficulty as a result of alcohol or drug use.

  • to both protect patients and offer hope to affected colleagues
  • to identify doctors who are suffering from the effects of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
  • To persuade affected doctors that they have an illness which can be treated successfully and to assist them in accessing such treatment
  • to assist doctors with the practical problems they may face in maintaining their livelihoods and supporting their families during their treatment and recovery
  • to help recovering doctors to formulate a lifestyle that is conducive to uninterrupted continuing recovery, and
  • to assist, consult and cooperate with any agencies that share the objectives of SDT. 

While the SDT is recognised by the GMC, BMA, The Practitioner Health Programme , The  Medical Council on Alcohol and other bodies, it remains wholly independent.