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Pulse Live Event 15 Oct

3rd October 2015 | GP Job Updates, GP News

We’re holding one of the seminars at this event on 15 Oct. These are the details: 15.15 – 15.40 Is the grass always greener? Things to consider before working abroad Pulse Live is at the National Conference Centre (formerly the National Motorcycle Museum) Coventry Road Solihull West Midlands B92 0EJ T: +44 (0)121 704 2784 The National Motorcycle Museum is located directly on the J6 island of the M42, directly opposite the NEC. See you there!

Visit to a GP clinic in the Huntingdale area, south Perth

3rd June 2015 | GP News

One of our colleagues visited a client in the Huntingdale area, south of Perth. They’re busy & looking for a couple of GPs from the UK or Ireland. This is her report: Joe’s a really lovely guy and he’s had a tough go of getting doctors in – they did recruit two GPs a few months ago but one had to return to the UK due to a family emergency and the other just wasn’t right for the clinic. I sat down with him and the practice manager for probably 2 hours discussing the...

New DWS areas

2nd February 2015 | GP News

On Feb 2nd 2015, Medicare in Australia made some major changes to the DWS map (see here for an explanation on DWS: http://www.gpjobsinaustralia.co.uk/dws-district-workforce-shortage/). In broad terms, these are the winners and losers: Queensland. A lot of new suburbs around Brisbane have now become DWS. We’re expecting to have quite a few new jobs in these areas over the coming weeks NSW: Most of Sydney is now not DWS – of the jobs we have, only the ones in the Sutherland region...

Changes to Medicare Payments for GPs

14th January 2015 | GP News

UPDATE 15 JANUARY 2015. The short appointment (10 minute) change has been abandoned. This means that the fee will remain the same for short appointments (the plan was that the fee would have been cut from $37.05 to $16.05. This part of the changes has been abandoned. Link here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-15/medicare-government-shelves-propsosed-rebate-cut-changes/6018990  Changes to the Medicare rules – posted Wednesday January 14th Australia has announced some changes to the...

Welcome to the New Year, 2015

2nd January 2015 | GP News

Happy New Year to you all 2014 was a great year for us, with lots of UK GPs starting a new job in Australia. We’re looking forward to 2015 being even better.  There are still quite a few vacancies in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth and one or two in Brisbane and Adelaide. In early January, we’re expecting some new vacancies for mid-2015 start (ie ready for the Australian winter). The crinkles in the new rules for registration via the RACGP are slowly being ironed out and it is...

Top 5 GP Vacancies in Australia for November 2014

31st October 2014 | GP News

We’ve chosen these 5 vacancies on the basis of the clients being keen and active to recruit – and because they’re busy places where you’ll settle in quickly Yanchep, north of Perth. This is a busy practice – there’s always a queue of patients – which is being extended to add an extra 4 consulting rooms. Doctors who work in this area often choose to live in somewhere like Joondalup and commute out. This gives the best of both worlds – city for the lifestyle and...

New AMC, RACGP & AHPRA Registration Process

24th October 2014 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

The AMC and RACGP introduced a new way of registering overseas GPs on July 1st 2014. We’ve spent the past few months understanding the system and ironing out a few wrinkles in how it works. In brief, you now have to apply separately to both organisations. The AMC handles EICS / ECFMG verification of your primary medical degree and specialist qualification (eg MRCGP – not your CCT). EICS / ECFMG is a worldwide mechanism for verification and recognition of graduate / post graduate...

“Thousands of doctors planning to leave the NHS to work abroad”

7th August 2014 | GP News

So says the headline in the Daily Telegraph on 28 July 2014. Originally penned by Pulse magazine, the article uses the number of Certificates of Good Standing issued by the GMC to back up its claim that significant numbers of doctors are planning to leave the UK for places such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. We agree with the overall sentiment (and we are quoted within it, supporting the findings). While Australia is the number one choice for UK GPs looking to get away from the...

How Technology is Changing General Practice in Australia

10th December 2013 | GP News

A recent article in the Herald Sun shows how new technology is making a big impact on the way GPs interact with their patients. “Dr Collins is stationed more than 1000 kilometres from his patient but he can get a blood pressure reading without laying a hand on the patient.” Using a video link and a portable machine owned by the patient he can measure blood glucose, pulse rate, body temperature, cholesterol and even get an ECG measurement. When he’s completed his diagnosis...

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...

I would highly recommend EU Health Staff to any GP looking for work in Australia. They provide a very professional, efficient and friendly service.

As a newly qualified GP with a young family, and having never been to Australia before, the process of finding the right job seemed rather daunting at first. Being matched to the right practice and location was crucial to the success of our move.

Paul, based in the UK, did an excellent job in assessing my needs and interests (and those of my family!) and matching me to the right job/s. This saved me a lot of time and effort. He was also very responsive in replying to my queries, liaising with partners and employers in Australia, arranging interviews, and keeping me up to date with the whole process.

‘Monique, based in Australia, was also immensely helpful as the time of our move approached, and communicated directly with my wife regarding many practical queries that we had. This was great for us as I was busy working full-time and had no time to make calls to Australia at a suitable time; or to reply to emails promptly. Monique also gave us a warm welcome to Perth and was there on my first day at work here.

My wife and I feel as though we were guided by the hand in what could have otherwise been a very confusing and frustrating maze of application forms, registration steps and overseas phone calls. Quite honestly, I don’t think we would have got very far in the process had we attempted it ourselves unaided!

We have been in Perth for almost three months now and already feel settled into work and family life here. The adjustment process has not been as challenging as we expected. We have made friends easily and are enjoying the outdoor lifestyle…even in winter! We are already planning to stay longer than we first anticipated…even buying a house. Many thanks to Paul, Monique and partners for helping to make this move a reality and success for our family! You are the best!
Dr A. R.