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.
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
DRS4DRS has been developed by the medical profession for the medical profession. Through their network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services, they offer an independent, safe, supportive and confidential service. DRS4DRS promotes the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students across Australia. They’re here to help you find the support you need – online resources, education modules, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, 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.
Art as Medicine?
"Medical students who are significantly engaged in the arts during their spare time, either as an active or passive participant, tend to have higher levels of empathy, emotional intelligence, tolerance of ambiguity and other traits considered positive in a doctor,...
Listen to Gold Coast doctor Dinesh Palipana and Griffith University alumni in conversation with Richard Fidler on ABC podcast Conversations.
This past weekend the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme has been at the Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s Association in New York!
A huge thank you to Dr Anne Ulcoq, President of the Doctors' Health Advisory Service Queensland for your poster presentation "Enabling women physicians to access health care for themselves". We love the koala ? For more information go...
Come and learn more about the work we do supporting doctors and medical students around QLD at the #AMAQueensland 2019 Private Practice and Medico-Legal Conference.
To register go to: https://bit.ly/2LVgo4A
Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Mindfulness Lesson
This past Tuesday at UQ, a Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Mindfulness Lesson was hosted by former doctor and ACT therapist Dr. Russ Harris! https://www.facebook.com/events/446178909503648/
A good news story from Westmead hospital in Western Sydney.
ED Staff Specialist Laura Brown has started a 'brilliance box' to help create a culture of gratitude and appreciation in the department. Staff members are encouraged to leave a note of positive feedback for their colleagues which are then collated fortnightly and sent...