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DHQ provides an independent, confidential,
colleague-to-colleague support service to assist
doctors and medical students.

Coronavirus COVID-19 information for Doctors and Medical Students

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What is the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme?

QDHP is an organisation established by the Doctors’ Health in Queensland to assist colleagues who may be in difficulty. Our aim is to support doctors and medical students in Queensland to achieve optimal health and well-being throughout their careers.

Improving doctors’ health has benefits for the doctors themselves, their patients and the health care teams they work with. We understand the stressors of professional practice and the complexities of navigating training. Our service provides a helpline for advice and support plus education to improve understanding of doctors health and how to care for doctors as patients. We strongly advocate for physicians’ health and regularly collaborate with other organisations to support their work in the field of doctors’ health.

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For doctors and medical students only – Independent and Confidential advice

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE

FOR ANY EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 000

Doctors' Helpline

DRS4DRS has been developed by the medical profession for the medical profession. Through our network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services, we offer an independent, safe, supportive and confidential service. DRS4DRS promotes the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students across Australia. We’re here to help you find the support you need – online resources, education modules, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, we’ll help you find a GP. DrHS distributes the funding for doctors’ health services and if you would prefer to speak with a EAP service for counselling you can access the Converge International/DrHS line via the link below.

                                                             www.drs4drs.com.au

Latest News

DHQ Celebrates 31 Years

DHQ Celebrates 31 Years

Doctors’ Health in Queensland’s service arm board chair Ross Phillipson led the charge in acknowledging the honourable work the organisation has done for the medical community since it first began operations more than 31 years ago. Along with formally announcing the...

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DHQ in the News!

Listen to our DHQ radio segment that aired on Friday PM on ABC NQ Radio Drive - our piece is at 2:06:35 https://www.abc.net.au/radio/northqld/programs/north-qld-drive/drive/12561362 The online story is...

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Thank you @JCUMSA for your generous donation. We will use this to continue our work to promote health and wellbeing for all doctors and medical students in Qld.

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Will post-COVID-19 fatigue and burnout drive a medical workforce collapse?

DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students.
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https://www.themandarin.com.au/171215-will-post-covid-19-fatigue-and-burnout-drive-a-medical-workforce-collapse/

We've reached the halfway mark for Queensland Mental Health Week.

This week is all about connecting with the people in our lives and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/theme/

As the nation looks to our health care industry to chart a course out of the coronavirus pandemic, one cannot help but reflect upon both the remarkable achievements we have made as a collective to improve doctors’ wellbeing and mental health outcomes.

https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2021/37/simple-ways-to-afford-junior-doctors-more-autonomy/

DHQ held the first Annual Wellness Day yesterday at Walkabout Creek The Gap. It was a wonderful day of reconnecting with colleagues and DHQ's valued helpline panel volunteers.

Thank you to all who joined us at our Inaugural Annual Wellness Day & we hope to reconnect again soon.

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Queensland Mental Health Week is fast approaching and the theme this year is Take time for mental health. With more than 200 events planned over the week, there is ample opportunity to be involved and help open the discussion.

https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/

The number of Qld doctors seeking help for mental health and acute or chronic stress is worryingly higher than pre-COVID levels.

AMAQ pushes for funding for its Wellbeing at Work program for medical interns, so it can be made available to all doctors.

https://ab.co/2YjIz5b

The AMA is calling for easier pathways for rural doctors to work in their local hospitals and better support remote, regional and rural health in the community.

DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students.
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https://www.ama.com.au/media/remove-barriers-rural-gps-working-local-hospitals

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