Medical Board of Australia and AMA join forces on doctors’ health
The Medical Board of Australia and the AMA have joined forces on a national health program for doctors and medical students in Australia.
The MBA will fund the program and a subsidiary company of the AMA, Doctors Health Services Pty Limited. The intention of the MBA and the AMA is to ensure doctors and medical students, no matter where they live, have access to consistent and readily available services.
The services will combine face-to-face health-related triage, advice and referral with a telephone help line and online tools and resources where appropriate. Over time services might expand to also include resilience training and early intervention.