The former Sick Doctor Scheme has been replaced by the Practitioner Health Matters Programme.
This Programme provides appropriate care and support for health professionals in Ireland who may have mental health issues such as stress, anxiety or burnout or who may have a substance misuse problem. It is fully independent and separate from the regulatory bodies and employers. It has been endorsed by Memorandum of Understanding by the relevant professional councils and is supported by representative organisations and training bodies.
PRACTITIONER HEALTH MATTERS PROGRAMME – Support Rather Than Report