This section provides links to work that QDHP has completed and includes reports about collaborative activities with other organisations. QDHP’s Annual Reports are also available here.



Giroldi E, Freeth R, Hanssen M, Muris JWM, Kay M, Cals JWL. Family Physicians managing medical requests from family and friends. Ann Fam Med. 2018; 16(1):45-51.

Burridge LH, Winch S, Kay M, Henderson AJ. Building compassion literacy: Enabling care in primary health care nursing. Collegian. 2017; 24:85-91.

Winch S, Henderson AJ, Kay M, Burridge LH, Livesay GJ, Sinnott MJ. Understanding compassion literacy in nursing through a clinical compassion cafe. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014; 45(11):484-6.

Goiran N, Kay M, Nash L Haysom G. Mandatory reporting of health professionals: The case for a Western Australian style exemption for all Australian practitioners. Journal of Law and Medicine. 2014; 22:209-220.

Kay M. Do we over dramatize Family Physicians burn-out? Yes. Canadian Family Physician. 2012; 58(7):730-2.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A, Frank E. (2011) “Developing a framework for understanding doctors’ health access: a qualitative study of Australian GPs.” Australian Journal of Primary Health;18:158-65.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A. What doctors want? A consultation method when the patient is a doctor. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2010; 16(1): 52-59  –

Kay M, Mitchell G, Clavarino A, Doust J. Doctors as Patients: a systematic review of doctors’ health access and the barriers they experience. British Journal of General Practice. 2008; 58(552): 501-508.

Kay M, Del Mar C, Mitchell G. (2005) Does legislation reduce harm to doctors who prescribe for themselves? Australian Family Physician. 2005; 34(1/2): 94-96.

Kay M, Mitchell G, Del Mar C. (2004) Doctors do not adequately look after their own physical health. Medical Journal of Australia; 181(7): 368-370.

Other Articles of Interest


Forbes M, Byrom L, van der Steenstraten I, Markwell A, Bretherton H, Kay MResilience on the Run – an evaluation of a wellbeing program for medical interns. Intern Med J. 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1111/imj.14324.
Kay M, Durham J, Iyengar S. The Staying Well Outback Program Report 2018. Submission to WQPHN on behalf of the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme.
Forbes MP, Arthur T, Manoharan B, Jones R, Kay MJunior doctors and overtime: the Queensland experience. Intern Med J. 2016; 46(5):635-7.


Kay M, O’Dwyer S, Cooke G, Fergusson L. My Health: A Doctors’ Wellbeing Survey 2016. Brisbane: Medical Employment and Workforce Planning Unit, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, 2016.

QDHP Annual Reports

QDHP Annual Report 2016-2017 QDHP Annual Report 2016-2017.pdf


QDHP Strategic Plan 2018-2020 QDHP-Strategic-Plan-2018-2020.pdf