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Did you know that DHQ is a registered Charity? All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and help us to support the health and wellbeing of Queensland's doctors and medical students. https://dhq.org.au/donate/

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QMO is running the most amazing raffle for their upcoming concert (it will be drawn during the concert on 26th June). This raffle is to help them meet the cost of running of the concert, and to maximise the ticket sales to their charity Doctors' Health in Queensland....

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Doctors call for mental health help as patient demand rises

The number of people seeking GP appointments is on the rise, and doctors say they are burning out as they struggle to keep up with demand. Spike in calls to doctor helpline Support programs like the Queensland Doctors Health Program have noted a marked increase in...

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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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Research on Doctors’ Mental Health

Written by Dr Ross Phillipson Research has shown that the majority of doctors generally enjoy good physical health. However, there has been concern expressed over many years that the mental health of doctors is not as high as it should be. Sadly, the suicide rate...

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Queensland’s bespoke support service for doctors and medical students is pleased to announce a new name to better reflect the support we’ve been providing to doctors and medical students in Queensland for over 30 years. Formerly your local doctors’ health advisory service (DHAS(Q) & QDHP) we will be now known together as “Doctors’ Health in Queensland” (DHQ).

Queensland’s bespoke support service for doctors and medical students is pleased to announce a new name to better reflect the support we’ve been providing to doctors and medical students in Queensland for over 30 years. Formerly your local doctors’ health advisory service (DHAS(Q) & QDHP) we will be now known together as “Doctors’ Health in Queensland” (DHQ).

Callers to our help-line will always speak to a senior GP or specialised counsellor who has had training and is experienced in supporting doctor and medical student colleagues with a wider range of general health and stress-related problems. Doctors’ Health in Qld’s...

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***Big news!***

***Big news!***

The Queensland Doctors' Health Programme is now Doctors' Health Queensland! Our helpline number is the same (07 3833 4352).

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Its our 4th Birthday on the 1st June!

Its our 4th Birthday on the 1st June!

QDHP is celebrating 4 years this Monday 4th of June 2020. We have some exciting changes coming soon. We would like to thank all the wonderful people who have helped QDHP grow and have been involved in doctors' health in Queensland.

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Less than 24 hours left to RSVP for our DHQ Wellness Day!With some inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing, discussing current topics for the profession and providing advice on supporting your colleagues, this is a day not to be missed.Only a few spots remain so RSVP quickly to admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Our workplace environment drastically affect our mental health and wellbeing 💙Occupational safety - physical and psychological - are integral. Industrial issues, leave pay, rostering and workplace shortages need to be targeted to manage burnout, loss of productivity, poor morale and ultimately patient safety. Junior doctors especially require protection as they bear the brunt of an unhealthy workplace.These issues are critically important to doctors health and DHASWA works hard behind the scenes with industrial bodies, workplaces, colleges, medical schools.An important way we can make tangible change is to listen to doctors' needs. We can advocate with information from our states' AMA Hospital Health Check. Each state conducts their own survey and the results of the Queensland Hospital Health Check were released recently. Almost 60% of 719 junior doctors in the AMA Queensland Residents said they were concerned they would make a clinical error due to the number of hours they worked.The proportion of junior doctors worried about fatigue-related medical errors had also increased to 51 per cent in 2021. We need to do better to protect our doctors, from interns to consultants, everywhere.We stand with the WA doctor community 💙www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-26/amaq-union-survey-reveals-junior-doctors-fatigued-worried/10146868...AMA Queensland Doctors' Health in Queensland Australian Medical Association ... See MoreSee Less
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A big thank you to our sponsors RACGP Qld for supporting our Wellness Day again this year. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support.Did you know our Wellness Day is a registered event for Queensland Mental Health Week? With inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing places are filling quickly.RSVP to admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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A few places left for the Pre-Conference Workshops (1st December) - amazing doctor-facilitators (some you will know well!!) at beautiful (& some historical) venues, book your place now!- Creative Doctors (artists, winemaker, musician, comedian)- Writer's workshop for doctors- Medical Research (target audience doctors in training, and those new to research!)- Burnout (workshop almost fully booked, hurry!)adhc.doctorshealthsa.com.au/workshops/#doctorshealth #medicalstudenthealth Doctors' Health in Queensland South Australian Medical Education and Training Doctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswa Australian Medical Placements RACGP Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Generalist Program South Australia Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Doctors Association Australia MIGA Adelaide PHN Country SA PHN Sasmoa Ward ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge thank you to our Wellness Day sponsor MIPS for supporting us again this year to promote wellbeing for QLDs doctors. MIPS empowers members to navigate the risk of their profession with confidence and certainty, as they fully embrace the rewards and challenges of their career. MIPS also supports member wellbeing throughout their career.With some inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing, discussing current topics for the profession and providing advice on supporting your colleagues, this is a day not to be missed.RSVP via admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Our fabulous DHQ Annual Wellness Day program is ready!With some inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing, discussing current topics for the profession and providing advice on supporting your colleagues, this is a day not to be missed.Oh, and of course, optional seated massages, walking and chair yoga.Don't forget to RSVP to admin@dhq.org.au as places are filling quickly! ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge thank you to the Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir in raising over twelve thousand dollars for Doctors' Health in Queensland at their recent 10th Anniversary Gala Concert.DHQ is incredibly grateful for their donation that will contribute to the health and wellbeing of medical students and doctors in Qld!Find their next concerts here: www.qmo.org.au/qmo/upcoming-events.html ... See MoreSee Less
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We are seeking expressions of interest for an International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Support Group in Queensland.If you are a current IMG or a doctor wishing to provide support and/or mentoring please email Naomi via admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Interested in doctors’ health and wellbeing? Join us for our annual Wellness Day on Saturday 15th October at Victoria Park. This Wellness Day is for both junior and senior doctors to discuss wellbeing, caring for colleagues, medico-legal matters plus much more. Program will be released soon with inspiring speakers and topics. To register please email admin@dhq.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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