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Brisbane North district

GP training in Brisbane North district

Brisbane North district (featured image)

Experience city life while building your clinical skills in one of Brisbane North’s many accredited training practices.

This is one of four GPTQ training districts and corresponds with the Brisbane North Primary Health Network. The area encompasses the area north of the Brisbane River, from central Brisbane to Caboolture and Ningi. Brisbane North crosses zones three and four, meaning parts of this area are only available to registrars who are on the general pathway.

You just don’t see the conditions in the city that you do in rural areas. Lower socioeconomic areas have a higher burden of disease, with many suffering from chronic illness. You get a lot of pathology walking through the door every day and it’s very interesting. Patients are often keen to be treated locally and not travel to specialist appointments unless absolutely necessary.

Dr Steve Kearney, GP Supervisor at Ningi Doctors

About Brisbane North district

With great restaurants, trendy bars, world-class coffee and a vibrant shopping precinct, Brisbane North is a great choice for doctors who love urban life. But don’t make the mistake of thinking Brisbane North is all about the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a short drive to idyllic mountains, forests, beaches and national parks.

And although Brisbane North is predominantly an urban area, it has its own rural community. Choose a practice on the outskirts of the district for a balance of rural health and urban living.

Training practices

Brisbane North’s training hospitals are Caboolture Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Prince Charles Hospital. There are 85 general practices available for placement, each offering a unique experience and areas of special interest. Many practices have a special focus on Indigenous health.

Medical educators

In addition to our GP supervisors, there are six medical educators in the Brisbane North district who mentor our registrars through their GP training: Dr Danielle James, Dr Karen Savery, Dr Kathie James, Dr Carolyn Russell, Dr Kate Krimmer, and Dr Drew Moore.

Primary health network

The Brisbane North PHN offers a range of healthcare and support programs for people in the community, including aged care services, mental health initiatives and Indigenous health care. There’s also a program called Team Care Coordination, which provides registered nurses available to help GPs deliver local services.

Make a meaningful contribution to health care in your clinical placements by taking a position in Moreton Bay North. This region, including Morayfield, Caboolture and Deception Bay, is recognised as having lower socioeconomic status and poorer health outcomes than other parts of the region. The area needs more health professionals to improve access to health services throughout the region. Find out more here: www.brisbanenorthphn.org.au

Brisbane North district staff contacts

District Medical Education Coordinator
Dr Rebecca Lock
Email: rlock@gptq.qld.edu.au

District Administration Officer
Ms Lisa Cox
Email: lcox@gptq.qld.edu.au

District Supervisor Liaison Officer
Dr Stephen Kearney
Email: skearney@gptq.qld.edu.au

Towns in this region

Town Zone RA Classifications
Albany Creek 4 1
Alderley 4 1
Arana Hills 4 1
Ascot 4 1
Ashgrove 4 1
Aspley 4 1
Auchenflower 4 1
Banyo 4 1
Bardon 4 1
Bongaree 4 2
Bowen Hills 4 1
Bracken Rigde 4 1
Bray Park 4 1
Brendale 4 1
Bribie Island 3 2
Bridgeman Downs 4 1
Brighton 4 1
Brisbane City 4 1
Burpengary 4 1
Caboolture 4 1
Carseldine 4 1
Cashmere 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Chermside 4 1
Clayfield 4 1
Deception Bay 4 1
Eatons Hill 4 1
Everton Hills 4 1
Everton Park 4 1
Ferny Grove 4 1
Ferny Hills 4 1
Fortitude Valley 4 1
Indooroopilly 4 1
Kedron 4 1
Kenmore 4 1
Keperra 4 1
Lawnton 4 1
Mango Hill 4 1
McDowall 4 1
Mitchelton 4 1
Morayfield 4 1
Murrumba Downs 4 1
Narangba 4 1
Ningi 3 2
Town Zone RA Classifications
North Lakes 4 1
Northgate 4 1
Nundah 4 1
Red Hill 4 1
Redcliffe 4 1
Samford 3 2
Samford Valley 3 2
Samford Village 3 2
Sandgate 4 1
Scarborough 4 1
Stafford 4 1
Stafford Heights 4 1
Strathpine 4 1
Taigum 4 1
Taringa 4 1
Teneriffe 4 1
The Gap 4 1
Toowong 4 1
Wamuran 4 1
Windsor 4 1
Woodford 3 2
Town Zone RA Classifications
Albany Creek 4 1
Alderley 4 1
Arana Hills 4 1
Ascot 4 1
Ashgrove 4 1
Aspley 4 1
Auchenflower 4 1
Banyo 4 1
Bardon 4 1
Bongaree 4 2
Bowen Hills 4 1
Bracken Rigde 4 1
Bray Park 4 1
Brendale 4 1
Bribie Island 3 2
Bridgeman Downs 4 1
Brighton 4 1
Brisbane City 4 1
Burpengary 4 1
Caboolture 4 1
Carseldine 4 1
Cashmere 4 1
Chermside 4 1
Clayfield 4 1
Deception Bay 4 1
Eatons Hill 4 1
Everton Hills 4 1
Everton Park 4 1
Ferny Grove 4 1
Ferny Hills 4 1
Fortitude Valley 4 1
Indooroopilly 4 1
Town Zone RA Classifications
Kedron 4 1
Kenmore 4 1
Keperra 4 1
Lawnton 4 1
Mango Hill 4 1
McDowall 4 1
Mitchelton 4 1
Morayfield 4 1
Murrumba Downs 4 1
Narangba 4 1
Ningi 3 2
North Lakes 4 1
Northgate 4 1
Nundah 4 1
Red Hill 4 1
Redcliffe 4 1
Samford 3 2
Samford Valley 3 2
Samford Village 3 2
Sandgate 4 1
Scarborough 4 1
Stafford 4 1
Stafford Heights 4 1
Strathpine 4 1
Taigum 4 1
Taringa 4 1
Teneriffe 4 1
The Gap 4 1
Toowong 4 1
Wamuran 4 1
Windsor 4 1
Woodford 3 2
Town Zone RA Classifications
Albany Creek 4 1
Alderley 4 1
Arana Hills 4 1
Ascot 4 1
Ashgrove 4 1
Aspley 4 1
Auchenflower 4 1
Banyo 4 1
Bardon 4 1
Bongaree 4 2
Bowen Hills 4 1
Bracken Rigde 4 1
Bray Park 4 1
Brendale 4 1
Bribie Island 3 2
Bridgeman Downs 4 1
Brighton 4 1
Brisbane City 4 1
Burpengary 4 1
Caboolture 4 1
Carseldine 4 1
Cashmere 4 1
Chermside 4 1
Clayfield 4 1
Deception Bay 4 1
Eatons Hill 4 1
Everton Hills 4 1
Everton Park 4 1
Ferny Grove 4 1
Ferny Hills 4 1
Fortitude Valley 4 1
Indooroopilly 4 1
Kedron 4 1
Kenmore 4 1
Keperra 4 1
Lawnton 4 1
Mango Hill 4 1
McDowall 4 1
Mitchelton 4 1
Morayfield 4 1
Murrumba Downs 4 1
Narangba 4 1
Ningi 3 2
North Lakes 4 1
Northgate 4 1
Nundah 4 1
Red Hill 4 1
Redcliffe 4 1
Samford 3 2
Samford Valley 3 2
Samford Village 3 2
Sandgate 4 1
Scarborough 4 1
Stafford 4 1
Stafford Heights 4 1
Strathpine 4 1
Taigum 4 1
Taringa 4 1
Teneriffe 4 1
The Gap 4 1
Toowong 4 1
Wamuran 4 1
Windsor 4 1
Woodford 3 2

Albany Creek

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Alderley

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Arana Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ascot

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ashgrove

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Aspley

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Auchenflower

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Banyo

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bardon

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bongaree

Zone: 4
RA: 2

Bowen Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bracken Rigde

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bray Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Brendale

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Bribie Island

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Bridgeman Downs

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Brighton

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Brisbane City

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Burpengary

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Caboolture

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Carseldine

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Cashmere

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Chermside

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Clayfield

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Deception Bay

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Eatons Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Everton Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Everton Park

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ferny Grove

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ferny Hills

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Fortitude Valley

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Indooroopilly

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Kedron

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Kenmore

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Keperra

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Lawnton

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Mango Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

McDowall

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Mitchelton

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Morayfield

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Murrumba Downs

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Narangba

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Ningi

Zone: 3
RA: 2

North Lakes

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Northgate

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Nundah

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Red Hill

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Redcliffe

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Samford

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Samford Valley

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Samford Village

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Sandgate

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Scarborough

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Stafford

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Stafford Heights

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Strathpine

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Taigum

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Taringa

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Teneriffe

Zone: 4
RA: 1

The Gap

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Toowong

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Wamuran

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Windsor

Zone: 4
RA: 1

Woodford

Zone: 3
RA: 2

Albany Creek

Alderley

Arana Hills

Ascot

Ashgrove

Aspley

Auchenflower

Banyo

Bardon

Bongaree

Bowen Hills

Bracken Rigde

Bray Park

Brendale

Bribie Island

Bridgeman Downs

Brighton

Brisbane City

Burpengary

Caboolture

Carseldine

Cashmere

Chermside

Clayfield

Deception Bay

Eatons Hill

Everton Hills

Everton Park

Ferny Grove

Ferny Hills

Fortitude Valley

Indooroopilly

Kedron

Kenmore

Keperra

Lawnton

Mango Hill

McDowall

Mitchelton

Morayfield

Murrumba Downs

Narangba

Ningi

North Lakes

Northgate

Nundah

Red Hill

Redcliffe

Samford

Samford Valley

Samford Village

Sandgate

Scarborough

Stafford

Stafford Heights

Strathpine

Taigum

Taringa

Teneriffe

The Gap

Toowong

Wamuran

Windsor

Woodford