We believe it is important to develop and invest in new models of care. This is so we can support the solution to a growing demand on Queensland’s health services and encourage continuity of care in the community.

Our GP with a Special Interest Program supports this by engaging GPs in our hospital and health services across a range of specialties.

The program provides GPs with the opportunity to work part-time in hospital outpatient clinics, in areas of special interest in. GPs work in clinics under the supervision of a consultant.

Specialities vary depending on need, and may include:

  • mental health
  • palliative care
  • immunology
  • dermatology
  • general surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • ENT
  • gynaecology
  • plastic surgery
  • vascular
  • respiratory
  • urology
  • ophthalmology
  • rheumatology.

The program leads to positive outcomes for patients, clinicians and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service:

  • Patients benefit from shorter waiting times and streamlined care to the most appropriate clinician for their health needs.
  • Clinicians benefit from shared learning and upskilling, and improved communication.
  • Patients, Clinicians and the health service benefit from an efficient model of care that improves access and reduces long waits.

For more information about the program or to submit an expression of interest please contact the GP Liaison Unit.

Last updated: December 2022