Financial and medicolegal concerns
Financial problems occur for doctors just as they do for other professionals and communities. Rest assured that you are not alone, and there are ways to seek out help when you need it.
RANZCP members in financial difficulty can apply to the RANZCP for an exemption or reduction in subscription fees or apply to set up a payment plan.
Your medical indemnity insurer may be able to offer advice or support if your financial hardship is caused by a medicolegal matter.
Medical benevolent associations
Medical benevolent associations in New Zealand and some Australian states can offer short-term financial assistance to doctors in need. Some can also help with providing financial advice.
Medical Benevolent Association of NSW (02) 9987 0504
Medical Benevolent Association of Queensland (07) 3872 2222
Medical Benevolent Association of South Australia (08) 8361 0107
Victorian Medical Benevolent Association (03) 9496 4205
AMA Benevolent Fund of WA firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Medical Benevolent Fund 0800 65 61 61
Many medical indemnity insurers offer 24-hour support for medicolegal issues. Please contact your medicolegal provider for more information.