Great BBC series on Australia

21st May 2013 | Why Australia?

If you’re thinking of moving out to Australia, there’s a great travel series on the country called Australia with Simon Reeve. It’s in 3 x episodes, the first broadcast on Sunday 19th May. That one is available on iPlayer (until Sunday 9th June) and the next episode is on Sunday 26th May at 9:00pm

UK GPs who trained via “equivalent experience” and the RACGP

15th May 2013 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

GP Training UK doctors who trained as GPs via “equivalent experience” as opposed to “prescribed experience” will now be assessed individually by the RACGP and may get either Category 1 or Category 2 status. This affects doctors whose UK training was not completed as part of a recognised training scheme but who have successfully gained GP registration on the basis that all of their experience was equivalent to the formal training programme. Summary notes to help assess...

Information for UK GPs looking to work in Australia – the RACGP has clarified their requirements for registration

8th May 2013 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

Traveling Working Doctor The RACGP has clarified it’s position vis a vis the qualifications fo UK trained GPs. After the sudden change in late January to not accept IMAP MRCGP, the RACGP has now listed all the various qualifications and the way in which they will treat them in respect of which category they will give you. This is the table: UK doctors The RACGP only accepts applications as Category 1 for doctors who achieved their MRCGP qualification via examination, combined with the...

How important is the “percentage of billings” when considering a job in Australia?

2nd May 2013 | GP News

Doctors notes The remuneration for the majority of jobs in Australia is based on you getting a “percentage of billings” (a proportion of the bill, patients and or the government pay for your consultation). A lot of clients and candidates focus on this “percentage” for a particular job. And on the face of it, it looks like if you go for a job with a higher percentage of billings, you’ll earn more money. In practice, it’s not as easy as that – and you may well end up earning more...

Ongoing shortages of GPs in rural and regional areas in Australia

1st May 2013 | GP News

There’s been a United General Practice Australia (UGPA) meeting in Canberra recently, where GP leaders and organisations like the RACGP discussed the future of GP work in Australia. Two key discussions of relevance to UK and Irish GPs thinking of going to Australia: According to the HWA 2025 report, geographic distribution of the GP workforce is unbalanced and means ongoing shortages in rural and regional areas The most recent Medical Workforce 2011 report released by the Australian...

New jobs in Perth

29th April 2013 | GP Job Updates

We’ve got three new GP jobs in Perth. Going from north to south, they’re in Yanchep, Joondalup and Midland. More information here: Joondalup, Yanchep & Midland 

Salaried GP Job in Western Australia

15th April 2013 | GP Job Updates

We’ve got a new job available in Western Australia. This time it comes with a salary (between $245,000 and $260,000 depending on experience). Ideally you should have A&E, Obs & Gynae or anaesthetics experience. More info

GP job in Melbourne

2nd April 2013 | GP Job Updates

New job in south east Melbourne. DWS exemption available. Busy practice. However, you need to be able to speak Greek or Italian: New Melbourne vacancy

2 New Jobs Added

6th March 2013 | GP Job Updates

We’ve added two new jobs today (Wednesday 6th March). Both look excellent opportunities as they are with busy practices. One is having to turn patients away and so wants to recruit a new GP, the other has a GP who is leaving and you’ll be able to take over his list. north east Victoria (Melbourne 2.5 to 3 hours by car): 70% of billings plus $10,000 capital payment. 2 year contract. Currently turning patients away: More info south of Perth: take over an existing list in a busy...

Job in Carramar, Perth

26th February 2013 | GP Job Updates

We’re urgently looking for a GP for Carramar in Perth. You should be able to start in the next two or three months (ie you will need to have already applied to the AMC etc). More details here: http://www.gpjobsinaustralia.co.uk/vacancies/gp-wa42-carramar-north-perth-australia/

I recently moved to Perth in Western Australia to start work as a General Practitioner. It was a daunting prospect initially, when searching for suitable posts, especially without having been to Australia before. The formal registration process appeared challenging and time-consuming to start with. However, during the process, I found Monique and Paul to be very supportive, providing reliable and accurate information when needed. I would highly recommend using their valuable insight to those contemplating the move in the near future.
Dr Arya