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GP training in Brisbane South district

Brisbane South district (featured image)
Brisbane South district (featured image)

From the heart of bustling Brisbane to the laid-back beaches of ‘Straddie’, this district offers great lifestyle and training options.

Brisbane South is one of our four training districts for GP registrars, corresponding with the Brisbane South Primary Health Network. The area covers Brisbane’s suburbs south of the Brisbane River, from North Stradbroke Island across to Ipswich. Brisbane South spreads into our zones three and four. It’s a popular training location for GP registrars, with limited placements available.

It’s good to live in a community where people get to know you. People look after each other and look out for each other. Patients become your friends, friends become your patients. Living and working in the same rural community, you develop an identity.

Dr Michael Rice, GP Supervisor at Beaudesert

About Brisbane South district

South Brisbane is home to The Gabba, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Queensland Museum and Science Centre.

The Kangaroo Point cliffs, nestled alongside the river’s edge, are home to the Nunukul Yuggera tribe, whose members gather at the base of the cliffs and tell stories of the Dreamtime through song and dance. No matter what time of day, the vista across the river, the city, and off towards the mountains makes the cliffs feel like an oasis. From picnicking to abseiling, the cliffs are a beautiful place to escape the city life for a moment.

If you’re looking for a change from the ordinary, try living in the Redlands, a cluster of mainland and island communities along the coast of Moreton Bay from Brisbane to Logan. For a community tucked right in beside the city, the relaxed lifestyle is surprisingly different. The sleepy fishing villages of North Stradbroke Island are a particularly popular destination, where you can camp on the beach.

Primary health network

The Brisbane South PHN has rolled out many targeted programs in the region, including initiatives aimed to improve refugee health, Indigenous health, mental health, aged care, child health, maternal health, chronic disease management and maternal health. The PHN is also focusing on improving after-hours care for vulnerable communities and increasing immunisation rates. Find out more about the PHN here: www.bsphn.org.au

Training practices

The list of practices and hospitals servicing the area is extensive. There are 120 accredited practices supported by nine hospitals: Greenslopes Private Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Logan Hospital, Mater Adult Hospital, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, and Redland Hospital.

Medical educators

There are seven medical educators in the Brisbane South district who mentor our registrars during their training: Dr Cathy Lee, Dr Sarah Kay, Dr Brendan Triggs, Dr Erin Waters, Dr Nimalan Subramaniam, Dr Gillian Eastgate and Dr Ivan Lim. Registrars receive most of their training in practice under the guidance of a GP supervisor.

Brisbane South district staff contacts

District Medical Education Coordinator
Dr Scott Preston

District Supervisor Liaison Officer
Rod Willett

District Administration Officer
Ms Jayne Brescia
Email: bs@gptq.qld.edu.au

Towns in this region

Town MMM Classifications
Acacia Ridge 1
Alexandra Hills 1
Algester 1
Annerley 1
Archerfield 1
Beenleigh 1
Bethania 1
Birkdale 1
Boronia Park 1
Brookwater 1
Browns Plains 1
Bulimba 1
Buranda 1
Calamvale 1
Camp Hill 1
Capalaba 1
Carina 1
Carindale 1
Cleveland 1
Coorparoo 1
Crestmead 1
Dunwich 6
Durack 1
East Brisbane 1
Eden’s Landing 1
Eight Mile Plains 1
Flinders View 1
Town MMM Classifications
Forest Lake 1
Goodna 1
Graceville 1
Greenbank 1
Greenslopes 1
Gumdale 1
Heritage Park 1
Highgate Hill 1
Hillcrest 1
Inala 1
Ipswich 1
Jamboree Heights 1
Jimboomba 2
Jindalee 1
Karalee 1
Karana Downs 1
Kingston 1
Lakeside 1
Logan Central 1
Loganholme 1
Loganlea 1
Logan Village 1
Manly 1
Manly West 1
Marsden 1
Meadowbrook 1
Mt Gravatt 1
Town MMM Classifications
Mt Warren Park 1
Oxley 1
Point Lookout 6
Rochedale 1
Salisbury 1
Shailer Park 1
Sinnamon Park 1
Springfield 1
Springwood 1
Stones Corner 1
Stradbroke Island 6
Sunnybank Hills 1
Thornlands 1
Underwood 1
Victoria Point 1
Waterford 1
Waterford Village 1
Wellers Hill 1
Wellington Point 1
West End 1
Wishart 1
Woodridge 1
Woolloongabba 1
Wynnum 1
Wynnum Manly 1
Wynnum West 1
Yarrabilba 1
Town MMM Classifications
Acacia Ridge 1
Alexandra Hills 1
Algester 1
Annerley 1
Archerfield 1
Beenleigh 1
Bethania 1
Birkdale 1
Boronia Park 1
Brookwater 1
Browns Plains 1
Bulimba 1
Buranda 1
Calamvale 1
Camp Hill 1
Capalaba 1
Carina 1
Carindale 1
Cleveland 1
Coorparoo 1
Crestmead 1
Dunwich 6
Durack 1
East Brisbane 1
Eden’s Landing 1
Eight Mile Plains 1
Flinders View 1
Forest Lake 1
Goodna 1
Graceville 1
Greenbank 1
Greenslopes 1
Gumdale 1
Heritage Park 1
Highgate Hill 1
Hillcrest 1
Inala 1
Ipswich 1
Jamboree Heights 1
Jimboomba 2
Jindalee 1
Town MMM Classifications
Karalee 1
Karana Downs 1
Kingston 1
Lakeside 1
Logan Central 1
Loganholme 1
Loganlea 1
Logan Village 1
Manly 1
Manly West 1
Marsden 1
Meadowbrook 1
Mt Gravatt 1
Mt Warren Park 1
Oxley 1
Point Lookout 6
Rochedale 1
Salisbury 1
Shailer Park 1
Sinnamon Park 1
Springfield 1
Springwood 1
Stones Corner 1
Stradbroke Island 6
Sunnybank Hills 1
Thornlands 1
Underwood 1
Victoria Point 1
Waterford 1
Waterford Village 1
Wellers Hill 1
Wellington Point 1
West End 1
Wishart 1
Woodridge 1
Woolloongabba 1
Wynnum 1
Wynnum Manly 1
Wynnum West 1
Yarrabilba 1
Town MMM Classifications
Acacia Ridge 1
Alexandra Hills 1
Algester 1
Annerley 1
Archerfield 1
Beenleigh 1
Bethania 1
Birkdale 1
Boronia Park 1
Brookwater 1
Browns Plains 1
Bulimba 1
Buranda 1
Calamvale 1
Camp Hill 1
Capalaba 1
Carina 1
Carindale 1
Cleveland 1
Coorparoo 1
Crestmead 1
Dunwich 6
Durack 1
East Brisbane 1
Eden’s Landing 1
Eight Mile Plains 1
Flinders View 1
Forest Lake 1
Goodna 1
Graceville 1
Greenbank 1
Greenslopes 1
Gumdale 1
Heritage Park 1
Highgate Hill 1
Hillcrest 1
Inala 1
Ipswich 1
Jamboree Heights 1
Jimboomba 2
Jindalee 1
Karalee 1
Karana Downs 1
Kingston 1
Lakeside 1
Logan Central 1
Loganholme 1
Loganlea 1
Logan Village 1
Manly 1
Manly West 1
Marsden 1
Meadowbrook 1
Mt Gravatt 1
Mt Warren Park 1
Oxley 1
Point Lookout 6
Rochedale 1
Salisbury 1
Shailer Park 1
Sinnamon Park 1
Springfield 1
Springwood 1
Stones Corner 1
Stradbroke Island 6
Sunnybank Hills 1
Thornlands 1
Underwood 1
Victoria Point 1
Waterford 1
Waterford Village 1
Wellers Hill 1
Wellington Point 1
West End 1
Wishart 1
Woodridge 1
Woolloongabba 1
Wynnum 1
Wynnum Manly 1
Wynnum West 1
Yarrabilba 1

Acacia Ridge

MMM: 1

Alexandra Hills

MMM: 1

Algester

MMM: 1

Annerley

MMM: 1

Archerfield

MMM: 1

Beenleigh

MMM: 1

Bethania

MMM: 1

Birkdale

MMM: 1

Boronia Park

MMM: 1

Brookwater

MMM: 1

Browns Plains

MMM: 1

Bulimba

MMM: 1

Buranda

MMM: 1

Calamvale

MMM: 1

Camp Hill

MMM: 1

Capalaba

MMM: 1

Carina

MMM: 1

Carindale

MMM: 1

Cleveland

MMM: 1

Coorparoo

MMM: 1

Crestmead

MMM: 1

Dunwich

MMM: 6

Durack

MMM: 1

East Brisbane

MMM: 1

Eden’s Landing

MMM: 1

Eight Mile Plains

MMM: 1

Flinders View

MMM: 1

Forest Lake

MMM: 1

Goodna

MMM: 1

Graceville

MMM: 1

Greenbank

MMM: 1

Greenslopes

MMM: 1

Gumdale

MMM: 1

Heritage Park

MMM: 1

Highgate Hill

MMM: 1

Hillcrest

MMM: 1

Inala

MMM: 1

Ipswich

MMM: 1

Jamboree Heights

MMM: 1

Jimboomba

MMM: 2

Jindalee

MMM: 1

Karalee

MMM: 1

Karana Downs

MMM: 1

Kingston

MMM: 1

Lakeside

MMM: 1

Logan Central

MMM: 1

Loganholme

MMM: 1

Loganlea

MMM: 1

Logan Village

MMM: 1

Manly

MMM: 1

Manly West

MMM: 1

Marsden

MMM: 1

Meadowbrook

MMM: 1

Mt Gravatt

MMM: 1

Mt Warren Park

MMM: 1

Oxley

MMM: 1

Point Lookout

MMM: 6

Rochedale

MMM: 1

Salisbury

MMM: 1

Shailer Park

MMM: 1

Sinnamon Park

MMM: 1

Springfield

MMM: 1

Springwood

MMM: 1

Stones Corner

MMM: 1

Stradbroke Island

MMM: 6

Sunnybank Hills

MMM: 1

Thornlands

MMM: 1

Underwood

MMM: 1

Victoria Point

MMM: 1

Waterford

MMM: 1

Waterford Village

MMM: 1

Wellers Hill

MMM: 1

Wellington Point

MMM: 1

West End

MMM: 1

Wishart

MMM: 1

Woodridge

MMM: 1

Woolloongabba

MMM: 1

Wynnum

MMM: 1

Wynnum Manly

MMM: 1

Wynnum West

MMM: 1

Yarrabilba

MMM: 1

Acacia Ridge

Alexandra Hills

Algester

Annerley

Archerfield

Beenleigh

Bethania

Birkdale

Boronia Park

Brookwater

Browns Plains

Bulimba

Buranda

Calamvale

Camp Hill

Capalaba

Carina

Carindale

Cleveland

Coorparoo

Crestmead

Dunwich

Durack

East Brisbane

Eight Mile Plains

Flinders View

Forest Lake

Goodna

Graceville

Greenbank

Greenslopes

Gumdale

Heritage Park

Highgate Hill

Hillcrest

Inala

Ipswich

Jamboree Heights

Jimboomba

Jindalee

Karalee

Karana Downs

Kingston

Lakeside

Logan Central

Loganholme

Loganlea

Manly

Manly West

Marsden

Meadowbrook

Mt Gravatt

Mt Warren Park

Oxley

Point Lookout

Rochedale

Salisbury

Shailer Park

Sinnamon Park

Springfield

Springwood

Stones Corner

Stradbroke Island

Sunnybank Hills

Thornlands

Underwood

Victoria Point

Waterford

Waterford Village

Wellers Hill

Wellington Point

West End

Wishart

Woodridge

Woolloongabba

Wynnum

Wynnum Manly

Wynnum West