The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF), Derby Medical Society’s linked charity, is the UK charity for doctors, medical students and their families. They provide information, support, and financial assistance for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond, offering help when it is most needed due to age, illness (including an increasing focus on mental health and stress-related illness) or bereavement.
The RMBF has been at the heart of the medical profession for over 180 years. While medicine is a unique and incredibly rewarding career, it is hard work, and doctors are only human. Having the support of colleagues and loved ones can make all the difference in a time of need.
The RMBF relies on voluntary donations to provide this vital support to the medical profession: the charity is run and financed almost entirely by the medical profession itself. Money donated to the RMBF could help a family rebuild their lives after a loved one’s accident. It could help a doctor retrain after a long gap due to illness. Or it could help a talented young medical student facing hardship to get through their final year and pass their exams.
Further information on the RMBF is available on their website, and a donation link can also be be found there for those who wish to make a contribution. Questions from Derby Medical Society members regarding the RMBF can be directed to Mary Scott, their local fundraising representative; emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be forwarded on to Mary.