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Summary of Changes to the Registration and Visa system for UK / Irish GPs Going to Australia

17th July 2019 | Uncategorized

There have been quite a few changes to the visa and registration process for UK / Irish GPs looking to move to Australia over the past couple of months – and more to come in September Here’s a quick summary Visa certificates: introduced in March, GP practices now need to arrange for a “certificate” if they are going to sponsor you for a visa. The certificates are controlled by the Department of Health and are designed to help direct GPs to more rural practices. So far practices...

NEW “DWS” Areas

2nd July 2019 | Uncategorized

The new system of determining where GPs can work was launched on July 1st. Out goes the old system of District of Workforce Shortage. In comes a new “Distribution Priority Area” The map is here: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator Put in the location of interest or click “search the map”. Then tick the box for “distribution priority area” (DPA). As expected the areas where GPs from overseas (ie UK...

The service I received from both Paul in the UK and from Monique and Martina in Australia was excellent. Initially I mainly was in contact with Paul whilst I was getting organised with registration which he helped with. He was extremely patient in answering all my questions. When I first arrived in Newcastle I was really pleased that Martina came to meet me there whilst she was visiting New South Wales (despite being based in Melbourne) and took me to my practice to meet everyone. I found this particularly helpful as I moved out here on my own knowing no-one so I was grateful to meet a friendly face. I’ve been here 5 months now and its definitely been one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Dr S. G.