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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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2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

Join colleagues, friends and health professionals Australia wide to kick off the 2020 CrazySocks4Docs Day with a not-to-be-missed virtual event hosted by Dr Sally Cockburn – family doctor, health advocate, media presenter and writer.Don your craziest socks...

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A polite reminder:

A polite reminder:

We have recently been receiving a number of calls from concerned members of the public looking for guidance on the coronavirus. For information on the coronavirus please call the Department of Health's dedicated Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080....

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What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

When you call the Helpline, an agent at our paging service will answer your call. They will ask you for *a* name and contact number on which our on-call GP or counsellor can reach you. The confidential helpline is staffed by trained senior General Practitioners and...

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DHASWA and RACGP WA have partnered to present a new webinar: Treating doctor-patientsGain insights into supporting doctor health and wellbeing as we explore the tips and traps of treating doctor-patients.Thursday 30th September 2021 8:30- 9:30pm AESTAll doctors in Australia are welcome to join. RSVP via QR code or email below. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in doctors' health or supporting doctors through our service?Join us for our DHQ Annual Wellness Day on Saturday 9th October at The Gap.See the program for full details on our wonderful speakers and topics. ... See MoreSee Less
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Calling all retired Queensland doctors on the pandemic sub-register! We need your help in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.Calling all retired Queensland doctors on the pandemic sub-register! We need your help in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.Doctors who retired in the three years before October 2019 were placed on the sub-register in 2020 to create a group of experienced medical professionals who could support our health response to COVID-19.If you didn’t opt out and are still on the sub-register, please contact us on 3872 2222 or amaq@amaq.com.au ... See MoreSee Less
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In case you missed the In Conversation with Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, the recording is now available online.Dr Ira van der Steenstraten and Dr Chris Erian discuss the resilience and mindfulness program delivered to interns in Queensland hospitals. They also discuss good mental health for doctors and coping strategies.In case you missed the In Conversation with Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, the recording is now available online.Dr Chris Erian, from AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training’s Wellbeing Portfolio chats with Wellbeing at Work Facilitator Dr Ira van der Steenstraten discussing the resilience and mindfulness program delivered to interns in Queensland hospitals. They also discuss good mental health for doctors and coping strategies.P.S Wait until the end for a surprise guest!View the conversation here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-LfQsoBoBg ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Queensland Health has delayed the term change over for all registrars throughout the state. If you feel concerned, uncertain, or need some advice from a colleague, call (07) 3833 4352.Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Queensland Health has delayed the term change over for all registrars throughout the state. The way this has been implemented has been quite varied and led to a lot of confusion in many hospitals. AMA Queensland is advocating for the health service to address their communication shortfall and ensure they are taking steps to ensure trainee progression.Tell us how the delay has affected you, either on Queensland Doctors' Community (QDC) at bit.ly/3Ch9s9M or comment below. ... See MoreSee Less
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