Living in Australia

30th November 2011 | Why Australia?

Thought I would give a quick mention to Bob in Oz. He runs a good website with lots of useful information on what it’s like to move to Australia / live in different parts of the country: Link is here: http://www.bobinoz.com/

Visas

29th November 2011 | Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

Visas: You’ll need a visa to work in Australia. Usually this is a 457 visa which is classed as a temporary business visa for skilled employees. This will last you for four years, after which you can apply for another one, or if you choose, you can apply for residency. The 457 visa covers your family members as well. The visa process is quite complex. Your employer will sponsor you but, if you’re not a lover of complex forms and precise writing you may need to use a visa agent to help you...

Perth and Western Australia

29th November 2011 | Why Australia?

Perth & Western Australia A lot of our vacancies are around Perth in Western Australia and I thought it would be good to give some more background on this part of Australia. Western Australia is ten times the size of the UK but with a population of just 2.3million. 90% of its income comes from mining and petroleum. Most important is Iron Ore, accounting for 58% of exports. Next up is oil, then gold, alumina, coal and uranium. The economy is more closely linked with China than the west...

Steps to getting registration to work as a GP in Australia

28th November 2011 | Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

Dealing with Australian bureaucracy Registration with the different sections of the Australian bureaucratic system is a complex subject. This is our understanding of what you’ll need to do before you can start work: There are 5 steps – AMC / RACGP / AHPRA /Visas / Medicare number. 1) First step is registering with the AMC. We cover this stage in more detail with a special letter and FAQ document – please ask if you’d like a copy. 2) Once you’ve sent all your...

Tough to get AMC registration?

28th November 2011 | Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

A story recently came out in Australia about how hard it is to get registered as a doctor and start work there. While we don’t think it’s this hard for GPs, it makes interesting reading: http://www.theage.com.au/national/foreign-doctors-obstacle-course-a-disgrace-20111119-1nonl.html For GP’s with a UK or Irish medical background with MRCGP and JCPTGP / CCT, then the process is relatively straightforward. See here for more...

I think everything went well from my point of view and everyone was very welcoming and helpful, particularly Barbara. I gave her the dates that would be most convenient for me in case they need me.
The best option as I told you before would be for me just to come for no longer than a week per month.
Thanks for the offer from Dublin but I am afraid it would be not a good option for me.
Right now I am waiting for the first payment from Worcester.
Thank you for your help.
Rafal