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.
DHSA works with a range of interested businesses and organisations to promote and implement the program. These include:
AMA(SA), in promotion
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, in grant support, education and promotion
Medical Colleges (Rural doctors, Physicians, Anaesthetists, Dermatologists, General Practitioners), in promotion and support
MIGA, in promotion, education, innovation and indemnity
Northern Territory Primary Health Network, in CFOC
Country SA PHN, in grant funding and promotion
Adelaide PHN, in promotion
Plastyk media, in training video production
Redman media, Ms Lyndal Redman, in video production
Breathe Marketing, Ms Anna Nixon-Smith, in website and Facebook
sapmea, Ms Rebecca Sharkey, in training
Prof Liz Farmer, as project evaluator
Rural Health Alliance, in grant allocation
Medical Board of Australia, as part-funder of the program
JF Consulting, in grant applications
Perpetual Trustees, in grant provision
Australasian Doctors’ Health Network, in national networking
BDO, in external auditing
GPEx GP Training, in education
Northern Territory GP Education, in training
Adelaide Central School of Art, in Art of Medicine
LearnEM, Dr Peter Stuart, in education
Answering Adelaide, in the 24-hr phone service
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 and 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.