Welcome to the GP Support & Development Service

Here you will find more details specific to the service we provide for all GPs. 

The GP Support & Development Service is a free confidential independent service offered to all GPs in Lancashire & Cumbria. It provides pastoral support to all GPs who are experiencing problems such as stress, career or partnership issues, addiction, or general unhappiness/burn-out. It is also open to GPs and first 5 GPs who want general career advice. Mentoring is given by GPs in Lancashire & Cumbria on a confidential 1:1 basis. Mentoring, as we see it, offers an opportunity to meet with an experienced colleague to find a way out of difficulties or at least clarify a particular issue. Sometimes one phone call is enough to support you. If you feel you require several sessions, please discuss this with your mentor.

GPs needing support, or their colleagues, can contact Toni Parker at the LMC Office or on our 'phone a friend' form below. The details will only be seen by Toni. You may have a quick question to ask, or you may want to have a chat with someone who knows how you are feeling. Please do not hesitate to contact us as we are here to help.

Phone a Friend


Great service, very helpful and professional

A very quick process and I was very impressed with the efficiency that my queries were dealt with

I found the whole process very helpful, accessible and supportive

A very good scheme and I will recommend to others if needed