A more comprehensive and sustainable national health strategy should be sourced more broadly from all key stakeholder organisations, including colleges, universities, and professional and regulatory bodies. Individual state and territory doctors’ health service hubs are necessary to ensure their sensitivity to the needs of the local medical community. Hubs could be integrated with health centres in rural and regional areas and provide joined‐up care for medical students and doctors through spokes to connect with telehealth (eg, for specialised care not available locally) and psychosocial support services (eg, domestic violence). Each hub could incorporate research, knowledge translation, and education, with supported capacity to collaborate nationally.Extract from article
Authors Chanaka Wijeratne, Margaret P Kay, Mark H Arnold and Jeffrey CL Looi share their years of research and experience related doctors' health support in Australia.
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