About Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme

QDHP was established as the service arm of the Doctors’ Health in Queensland. DHQ is an organisation developed by doctors, led by doctors. 

Our organisation receives support from dedicated volunteer doctors who answer our helpline and provide assistance to colleagues in need.  

We recognise that medical practitioners may find it challenging accepting the role as a patient and many fail to seek help in a timely manner. Yet doctors experience the same wide range of health-related issues as others in the community, as well as conditions specifically related to the stresses of professional practice. We are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students in Queensland, understanding that this work benefits the community as a whole – improving the delivery of quality care and encouraging others to focus on positive health maintenance behaviours.

About

About DHASQ/DHQ

Confidentiality

Help is only a call away

Call 07 3833 4352

For doctors and medical students only – Independent and Confidential advice

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE

FOR ANY EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 000

Doctors' Helpline

The QDHP Board

Dr Ross Phillipson

Dr Ross Phillipson

Chair of the DHQ Board

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo

Director

Dr Di Khursandi

Dr Di Khursandi

Director

Mr Peter O'Sullivan

Mr Peter O'Sullivan

Director

Ms Rebecca Freath

Ms Rebecca Freath

Director

Mr Andrew Tathem

Mr Andrew Tathem

Director

Dr Eugene Wong

Dr Eugene Wong

Director & Helpline Panel Volunteer

Sophie Watson

Sophie Watson

Company Secretary & Board Secretariat

The DHQ/QDHP Team

 

Dr Jennifer Schafer. Dr Schafer’s clinical career spans almost 40 years, including more than 30 years as a general practitioner, as well as roles in medical education (UQ Faculty of Medicine), clinical research (Wesley Medical Research), and medical reporting (Channel 9). Dr Schafer continues to serve as Patron of the University of Queensland Medical Society. Dr Schafer also has a special interest in leadership and management, emerging from post-graduate study at UQ and QUT Business Schools, and experience working as the Academic Lead for the UQ Medical Leadership Program. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Board for Brisbane North Primary Health Network, and is a member of the Governance Committee. She has been a Director on the Board of Arthritis Queensland since 2016, and serves as Chair of the Community Advisory Group.

 

Naomi Newton (BSc; Dip Medical Practice Management) is DHQ’s Program Manager and has been working in the organisation since 2018. Naomi provides support for the GP On Call Panel and attends to the general administrative duties required for the organisation. She is a trained microbiology scientist, has expertise in medical administration, understands health issues and is comfortable communicating with doctors and medical students. She helps promote the organisation, attending promotional events and maintaining social media platforms.