Dr Richard Duggins

DR RICHARD DUGGINS is a Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Services for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. 

He has 15 years of experience working in specialised services for doctors, leading both House Concern and Practitioner Health Northeast. He contributed to the Health for Health Professionals competency training for the RCGP and RCPsych and has assisted the GMC and NHS England in developments about improving doctors’ mental health.

Dr Morris Gallagher

DR MORRIS GALLAGHER is a GP and photographer working in the northeast of England. He is an experienced primary care researcher, substance misuse practitioner, and has recently developed face to face and online groups to support people with with chronic pain ( He is also a GP  appraiser with NHS England.

His photographic practice examines problematic areas of health and social care, such as NHS whistleblowers, hospital car parking fees for cancer patients, the junior doctors’ dispute, doctor stress, and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.


DOCTORS: Many thanks to the doctors who agreed to be interviewed on Zoom to share their experiences of working from home during the pandemic. Thanks also to those doctors and their families who contributed to a feedback session about draft versions of the booklet.

CROWDFUNDING: Thanks to family, friends, peers and strangers who gave to my ‘Just Giving’ crowdfunding initiative. They are Adam Kibiridge, Margaret Glass, Helen Rosemier, Luke Sayers, Phil Brookes, Judith Stevens, Rob Townsend, Claire and Peter, Andrew Duff, Vickie Local, Les Monaghan, Joshua Gallagher and Don Crellin.

BOOKLET/ZINE DESIGNER: Helen Wallis of GHP Design advised on the booklet and other aspects of publication

WEBSITE: Jon Bradley of NineFootOne created this website. The content is by Morris Gallagher.

COMMUNICATIONS: Claire Gallagher,  publication and marketing consultant, and Charlie Charlton, communications advisor, both gave advice on communications.

OPEN COLLEGE OF ARTS: Garry Clarkson, artist and filmmaker, gave personal advice to Dr Morris Gallagher as his photographic degree tutor at the Open College of the Arts. We also acknowledge the advice and help of OCA peers and other tutors who commented on the booklet and its design.

CHARITY PARTNER: Doctors in Distress

THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL VISUAL CULTURE: The institute aims to host and promote images of contemporary medical visual culture. They have given over their website to promote this their first exhibited work.