POSTPONED - Country Practice Retreat - May 2020

Stamford Grand, Glenelg

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - We regretfully are postponing this very popular event and making some plans to hold it later in the year. However with the ever changing status of the current situation we will be flexible and endeavour to hold it as soon as we safely able to, keeping in mind everyone's health and wellbeing.


The format is similar to the highly acclaimed rural retreats originally conducted by Rural Doctors Workforce Agency. This Doctors' Health SA Country Practice Retreat is supported by a Grant from Country SA PHN and we have engaged original facilitator, Dr Maria Gardiner, from ThinkWell to lead this workshop in May 2020.

The program has been rigorously evaluated and the results show that over 80% of rural doctors who have attended have made significant and lasting changes in their life.

Rural Doctors attending this Retreat will:

· discover that they have choices which ultimately influence their quality of life

· make decisions about what they would like to change to improve their lives as rural GPs

· develop strategies (including time management, communication, self-talk, self-awareness, saying no, dealing with -perfectionism etc) to assist with change

· deal with obstacles or barriers to change, including internal (self-talk, high expectations, perfectionism) and external (workload, others’ demands, lack of resources, financial and family pressures) barriers

· network with other rural doctors and share strategies for dealing with the challenges of rural practice

MAY DATES: Starting 9am Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd (finishing at noon on Sunday)

There is no registration fee thanks to the Country SA PHN Grant and some financial support is available for accommodation. Doctors’ Health SA encourages doctors to bring their families for the weekend as well.

**To ensure the full impact of the program numbers are limited to 10 rural doctor participants.

If you are unable to make this retreat we have just locked in another Retreat date - 12th & 13th September 2020 - if you with to pre-register for this Retreat, please email Kiara and let her know (contact details below).


REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - Download registration form here or email to Kiara Cannizzaro, Program Manager, or fax to Doctors' Health SA 08 8232 4116.

“This has been accredited by MIGA for 5 Risk Management points"

What previous participants said about the Retreats:

“For the first time in 12 months I’ve actually been relaxed”

“Highlighted some of the simple ways I can decrease time commitments at work and increase the time with family"

"The doctors retreat was fab – it is such a vital exercise and particularly in a small group. Where we can be open and share our issues- the peer support from the attendees as well as professional support and guidance from [Retreat facilitator] Hugh has really guided me through a number of challenges I have faced throughout this year"