Confidential Support and Advice Service for Surgeons (CSAS)
This section gives information on organisations that can provide support and advice to surgeons and their families. It also gives details of services provided through the College's regional network of representatives and by the surgical specialist associations.
The College has established a telephone helpline, which provides a point of personal contact between surgeons, where they can discuss issues of concern with a professional colleague or peer. Besides offering a listening ear, the helpline acts as an informed signpost to appropriate sources of advice and help.
Talking through difficulties, especially at an early stage, may help to clarify issues, alleviate anxiety, reduce the sense of isolation and point the way to a solution.
You can contact the College on 020 7869 6212 and will be put in contact with an appropriate surgical colleague with whom you can discuss you concerns.