Qld joins national doctors’ health network

13 Jul 2016

Queensland has joined the new $2m national network of doctors’ health services, paving the way for Queensland doctors and medical students to access advisory, referral and advocacy services.

New funding arrangements have now been finalised between Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd (DrHS) and Queensland Doctors’ Health Program Pty Ltd (QDHP). The AMA and the Medical Board of Australia welcomed the milestone, which brings Queensland into the national network with New South Wales, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

The Medical Board of Australia is funding DrHS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AMA, to coordinate the delivery of doctors’ health services for doctors and medical students in all states and territories. DrHS is working to finalise arrangements for services in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, which will complete the national network of services.

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