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The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Those we have helped recently have included: young doctors and their families hit by illness; doctors needing special care and long-term help due to physical injuries and doctors who are training for new careers after accident, illness or bereavement.


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David & Vix with ChildrenDavid & Vix

Training to become a GP, David became ill with pneumonia and later meningitis. Vix, David's wife was a medical student suffering from depression. As a result of their illnesses David and Vix encountered significant financial worries.


Whilst travelling home from work one evening Roberto was involved in a serious road traffic accident. Left tetraplegic and unable to work, Roberto was finding life difficult.



Arif suffered a stroke in 2009, leaving him with limited mobility and impaired speech. Unable to work, Arif was finding it hard to make ends meet.



Cathryn suffered from a severe debilitating depression since 2001. After overcoming this depression, Cathryn needed help to get back into work.




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Thank you to Wesleyan for sponsoring the production of 'At the Heart of the Medical Profession'.

The beneficiaries that appear on this page and in the film, have done so in a voluntary capacity and have given the RMBF permission to use their stories.

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