The PMCWA Doctors’ Welfare Interest Group aligns with WA Health’s aim to provide safe, high quality and effective health care for Western Australians in a financially sustainable environment. The level of doctors’ health and wellbeing, at organisational and individual levels, correlates with productivity and patient safety. It is therefore in the best interests of doctors, patients and Health Services, for Health Service Providers (HSPs) to create a ‘healthy workplace’ that minimises stress on individuals.
The interest group is responsible for developing recommendations and contributing to guidelines to help WA Health HSPs create a workplace for medical practitioners that supports their wellbeing. The group reports to the PMCWA and Accreditation and Standards Committee.