DHSA partnerships

Funding partnerships

DHSA derives financial support from a number of organisations and revenue streams including

1. The Medical Board of Australia, through its decision to grant arms-length financial support to external doctors’ health programs including DHSA ( funding has been received since 2014).

2. Country SA PHN which recognises the importance to the community of a healthy medical workforce.

3. Various revenue streams including after-hours clinic fees-for service, bank interest and rental returns.

4. Grants, including the Rural Health Alliance.

5. Rural Doctors’ Workforce Agency which recognises the importance of the health of the rural medical profession to their local communities and recruitment and retention.

Operational  Partnerships

DHSA works with a range of interested businesses and organisations to promote and implement the program.
These include:

  1. AMA(SA), in promotion
  2. Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, in grant support, education and promotion
  3. Medical Colleges (Rural doctors, Physicians, Anaesthetists, Dermatologists, General Practitioners), in promotion and support
  4. MIGA, in promotion, education, innovation and indemnity
  5. Northern Territory Primary Health Network, in CFOC
  6. Country SA PHN, in grant funding and promotion
  7. Adelaide PHN, in promotion
  8. Plastyk media, in training video production
  9. Redman media, Ms Lyndal Redman, in video production
  10. Breathe Marketing, Ms Anna Nixon-Smith, in website and Facebook
  11. sapmea, Ms Rebecca Sharkey, in training
  12. Prof Liz Farmer, as project evaluator
  13. Rural Health Alliance, in grant allocation
  14. Medical Board of Australia, as part-funder of the program
  15. JF Consulting, in grant applications
  16. Perpetual Trustees, in grant provision
  17. Australasian Doctors’ Health Network, in national networking
  18. BDO, in external auditing
  19. GPEx GP Training, in education
  20. Northern Territory GP Education, in training
  21. Adelaide Central School of Art, in Art of Medicine
  22. LearnEM, Dr Peter Stuart, in education
  23. Answering Adelaide, in the 24-hr phone service
  24. Forerunner, in IT support.

Collaborative Colleges and individuals

Medical Colleges with which we have been particularly active in 2015 are the Colleges of Anaesthetists, Physicians, Obstetricians, Dermatologists and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

We rely on the input of expert educators in our training and education and these include:
1.   Dr Peter Lee
2.   Assoc Prof John Litt
3.   Dr Rene Pols
4.   Dr Chris Holmwood
5.   Dr Robert Culver
6.   Dr John Tomich
7.   Dr Peter Allcroft
8.   Dr Lachlan Warren
9.   Dr Bob Kass
10. Dr Luan Huynh
11. Prof Justin Beilby
12. Dr Jules Begg
13. Dr Alistair Begg
14. Dr Peter Stuart.

DHSA has relied on a range of other experts in our project work. In 2015 these included:
1. Rob Gutteridge, David Hume, Dr Pam Rachootin and Ms Maya Todd and Mr James Edwards for the Art of Medicine in 2015
2.  Ms Jenny Fleming, Prof Liz Farmer, Dr Jill Benson, Dr Minh Nguyen for the Gen WHY project in 2014/2015.