Support for doctors

BMA Charities Trust Fund can provide:

  • one-off grants to unemployed doctors for essential items such as utility bills, travel and disability equipment
  • one-off grants to working doctors in financial hardship for help with the GMC retention fee and professional indemnity insurance
  • grants to refugee and asylum-seeking doctors to meet the costs of taking the PLAB exams and GMC registration
  • money advice for any doctor who is having difficulty managing financially

The Dain Fund assists with the education and support of the children of medical practitioners. The Fund particularly welcomes applications from refugee doctors. Grants are made for items such as school clothing, school trips, essential IT equipment, disability equipment, breakfast clubs and, occasionally, short-term school fees; however, the Fund is unable to help with childcare costs for working doctors.

For further information please email us with a brief outline of your situation at