Dentists Health Support Programme

DHSP offers Dentists in difficulty an opportunity to remedy their problems.

The Programme:

  • is governed by Dentists.
  • is delivered by 2 Coordinators with special expertise in dealing with addiction, mental illness and fitness to practise concerns affecting dentists.
  • facilitates intervention, diagnosis, treatment, support, rehabilitation, recovery and reintegration.
  • provides a fast response which can lead to early detailed discussion of professional and personal concerns, in confidence.
  • is committed to providing pertinent support through engagement, understanding, continuing involvement and on-going case management.
  • is subject to confidential clinical audit.

The Coordinators are engaged in mentoring, supervision and continuing professional development. They have an annual appraisal linked to General Dental Council Standards.