The topic of article is a two-year trial of health service for doctors in the districts of Asker and Eidsvoll, under the auspices of the Akershus branch of the Norwegian Medical Association. The object of the trial was to develop a model for a health service for doctors. All doctors in the selected districts, except those covered by occupational health services, were invited to take part in the trial. Doctors recruited as doctors for colleagues, were given systematic tutoring and teaching throughout the trial period. The authors describe how the trial was organized and carried out, and summarize the practical experience gained so far. They also give a brief account of the continued efforts of the Akershus branch of the Norwegian Medical Association to develop a better health service for doctors.