3 x New Jobs for UK / Irish trained GPs in Australia

30th October 2013 | GP Job Updates

We’ve got 3 x new vacancies coming up in Australia. Two are in the outskirts of Melbourne (Mill Park and Hillside). The third is in Bunbury, a large coastal town 2hrs south of Perth. More details in week commencing 4th November but in the meantime please email me if you’re interested: [email protected]

Shortages of GP Services in Rural and Remote Australia

30th October 2013 | GP News

Rural and remote areas of Australia are suffering GP shortages according to the Grattan Institute. There are obvious health risks to many patients if they cannot access adequate medical care. But it is also a significant burden on the entire health system . The answer? More GPs from the UK & Ireland are needed for the rural spots in Australia. See our current vacancies here: http://www.gpjobsinaustralia.co.uk/vacancies/remote-rural-medicine/  Or contact us for a chat about opportunities...

How many GPs does Australia need?

30th September 2013 | GP News

A recent study by the Centre for Popular and Urban Research (CPUR) at Monash University has come out with a controversial report which concludes that there are now too many GPs in Australia.  They cite as evidence that the numbers of GPs in outer suburban and rural areas are now roughly the same (in terms of numbers per 100,000 of patients – around 105 (from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Medical Workforce 2010) as inner city areas. The issue for Australia is that...

Melbourne is Top of the Pops

29th August 2013 | GP News

Panoramic view of Melbourne The Economist Intelligence Unit has awarded Melbourne top spot for the third year in a row in a report ranking the140 most liveable cities in the world.  Good healthcare, education and culture, along with one of the lowest crime rates, were just some of the reasons why Melbourne scored top marks in the 2013 rankings (97.5/100 to be precise).  Melbourne, as well as beating off three other Australian cities (Perth, Adelaide and Sydney) snuck the top spot from...

Today programme report – GPs going to Australia, Canada and New Zealand

15th August 2013 | GP News

A recent feature on the Today programme on 7th August addressed the issue of UK GPs moving to primarily Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Two GPs were interview, one who had moved to Australia 6 months ago and one, still working in Peterborough but who was seriously considering moving to Canada.  Both gave the same universal reasons for wanting to move; they were tired of being slated by the press and general public who, they say, complain constantly that they are overpaid and do little...

Jobs Market Update – July 2013

6th July 2013 | GP Job Updates

The jobs market still looks pretty bright in Australia. Despite rumblings about whether the economy can continue to grow and some politicians raising immigration as an issue, we’ve received several new vacancies over the last couple of weeks: Perth: jobs in Joondalup (north Perth) and several in the Rockingham area, south of Perth.  We’ve also got an interesting vacancy in Jurien Bay, 135 miles north of Perth. An idyllic outdoors / seaside town that’s looking for a husband and wife...

Bulk billing versus Mixed Billing

24th June 2013 | Why Australia?

Checking out the chart We’re often asked a) what does this mean and b) which is is the best one to go for, if you’re UK or Irish GP Here’s a quick guide. Bulk-billing.This is where the practice accepts patients with Medicare cards and agrees to bill the government for the treatment the practice provides. Each patient is logged in, their card checked and then, when the patient has had a consultation or chargeable treatment, the practice bills the government for the time...

A quarter of Australians have to wait more than 24 hrs for an urgent GP appointment

6th June 2013 | GP News

A recent report by the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council highlights the difficulty Australians are finding in getting access to urgent GP care. 24% of respondents in the 2011 – 2012 survey said that they were having to wait 24 hours or longer to see a GP for an urgent matter. This is up from 11% in 2010 -2011. This reinforces our view that Australia still needs GPs from the UK and Ireland to help provide Primary Care to the growing population across Australia Data...

British & Irish Lions now in Perth.

4th June 2013 | GP News

For all rugby fans, the British & Irish Lions are now in Perth and due to play the Emirates Western Force on Wednesday, June 5th at the Paterson’s Stadium in Perth

Official – Australia is the best place to live in the world

28th May 2013 | Why Australia?

Fireworks over Sydney Opera House The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has just produced its Better Life Index. Australia tops the list. A strong performance in health and housing, along with a decent life expectancy (82 years) got Australia to the number one slot. The UK came 10th, ahead of France and Germany out of a list of 34 industrialised nations. More information here: http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/ and...

Good Morning. I started work at Westgate yesterday and everything is going fine. The learning curve is steep with regards to software etc but everyone is lovely here…. a big thanks to you, Martina and Paul for all your help and getting me to this stage.
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