AHA! is a network of ‘atypical GPs’. AHA! doctors are certified, passionate, engaged GPs. However, they do not have their own practice. AHA! doctors aims to put GPs in touch with each other, collect and share vacancies and work opportunities, offer further information about the world of the AHA! doctor by sharing work experiences and forming a group.
In addition, AHA! offers a substitution pool for GPs wherever possible.
Further information: www.atypischehuisarts.blogspot.be
Doctor in Distress – an entity of the Order of Medical Practitioners (Provincial Board of East Flanders) – was founded to assist colleagues in psychological distress who require confidential advice. The organisation’s advisors offer support to the doctor and where necessary, will try to help the doctor adopt a more structural solution to his problems. The organisation’s advisors are independent advisors and have taken an oath of absolute secrecy. They do not communicate with the Order about their work.
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 220 47 50
The non-profit organisation Domus Medica defends the interests of GPs in Flanders on the scientific, social and trade union level, through democratic decision-making based on scientific information. It contributes to the development and realisation of a good patient-focused care policy and health care.
Further information: www.domusmedica.be
ECHTT (Expertise Centre GPs Course & Teams) offers coaching to GPs by GPs. An ECHTT-coach/facilitator responds to your specific demands and needs, with the ultimate goal being professional satisfaction and a good quality of life. ECHTT supports and coaches your team or your joint venture.
In collaboration with the non-profit organisation Domus Medica.
Further information: www.echtt.be
The non-profit organisation Inter University Centre for GP Training (ICHO) was founded by the University of Leuven, the University of Gent, the University of Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel as part of the Inter University Joint Venture GP Training (I.S.C.H.O)
The ICHO is responsible for the organisation of the Master GP Medicine in Flanders.
Further information: www.ICHO.be
The Federal Knowledge Centre for Health Care (KCE) is a federal institution, which is tasked with conducting studies and publishing reports as well as advising policy-makers about decisions related to health care and health insurance.
The KCE is not in any way implicated in the decision-making process and its execution. Instead its task is to point decision-makers towards the best possible solutions, in a context of optimally accessible and high-quality health care, taking into account the increasing demand and the budgetary limitations.
The KCE developed the 14 guidelines for the prevention and approach of burnout in GPs, to which D4D often refers.
Further information: www.kce.fgov.be
Réseau Pluridisciplinaire du Suivi et Prévention de la Souffrance au travail
Réseau Pluridisciplinaire du Suivi et Prévention de la Souffrance au travail (RPSPS) is a network of multidisciplinary doctor’s practices that provide treatment and follow-up to patients (doctors) suffering from psychosomatic disorders that are work-related (burnout and psychosocial risks).
Currently the network has 30 members in Belgium, including psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists (behavioural psychologists, systemic psychologists, EMDR, etc.), sophrologists, legal professionals, professional coaches…
Further information: www.psypluriel.be
These are as follows: each individual is a complete organism within the total organisation of the surroundings, knowledge is obtained and enriched through both scholarly work and daily experience, working in multiple disciplines and finally the health care worker needs to be supported and inspired when practicing his profession.
It organises symposiums and workshops, self-help groups, support groups and intervision groups.
Further information: www.psychosomatic.be
Stress Clinic ZNA
Further information: www.levenindemaalstroom.be
Group Tutorship is a didactic study formula at the University of Antwerp: medical students learn how to cope with the possibilities and difficulties of their trainee year and of their professional GP training, with mutual support, in small safe groups. A tutor-coach provides support helping them achieve good self-care through a series of conversations.