We often forget that healthcare professionals are human too, and are just as prone to illness as anyone else. They take care of us, but who takes care of them? Working in healthcare is demanding. Our clinicians ofthen work long hours, endure stressful situations and are required to be vigilant at all times. Here, Professor Debbie Cohen explains why we need to adapt treatment to suit the very specific challenges that come with treating healthcare professionals, and what the occupational medicine community is doing to ensure these competencies are developed and promoted.