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Recruitment Meeting with a Major Australian GP Company

15th November 2012 | GP News

We met up with the recruitment manager for one of our main clients in Australia. They employ about 1,000 GPs and serve 6 million patients per year. They’ve got quite a few vacancies across Australia, with the following vacancies: 5 vacancies in Queensland 8 vacancies in NSW 3 vacancies in Victoria 1 vacancy in South Australia 5 vacancies in Western Australia (some of these are in more rural areas – see note below about opportunities for category 2 GPs) The offer they have is a...

RACGP now has a record number of members

12th November 2012 | GP News

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners now has 19,388 members – the highest number in its history

What size of GP practice would suit you best?

22nd October 2012 | GP News

There’s an excellent summary of the pros and cons of big and small GP practices in Australia in the Medical Journal of Australia. Size does matter – at least when it comes to deciding whether to be in a small or large practice. Small practices have all the advantages you might imagine – a better chance of developing on-going patient relationships, development of a close knit team and more  autonomy & control over how you practice. But larger practices have their...

GPs moving to Australia & New Zealand – Article in the Financial Times

9th October 2012 | GP News

Australia is one of the top overseas destinations for UK GPs. Ease of registration, better mix of salary / tax / living costs. Plus the better lifestyle. Includes quotes and statistics Summary of an article produced in the FT on August 24th 2012. Author Jane Wild. This summary prepared by Paul Brooks. Full article available here: Financial Times Registration required If you can’t get onto the FT website, I can email you a link to the full article. Please email me on Email Paul...

GPs in Australia warned about computer virus

1st October 2012 | GP News

Police in Queensland have warned GPs in Australia to be on the lookout for a computer virus which blocks access to patient records and then demands money for them to be released. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=161119217345757&set=pb.109978275793185.-2207520000.1348717945&type=1&theater

The RACGP has a new President

12th September 2012 | GP News, Registration with the AMC and / or RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has just announced a new President – Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Marles is now President-elect. Dr Marles will be the 26th President of the RACGP when she takes over from Professor Claire Jackson who has led the College since 2010. Dr Marles is a practising GP in Hornsby NSW. She said “It is a great honour to be elected RACGP President for the period 2012–2014 at a time when primary care is seen as the future for managing...

AMA calls for increased support for GPs to train medical students

24th August 2012 | GP News

The Australian Medical Association (AMA), Australia’s peak independent medical body which represents over 27,000 doctors, has called on the Federal Government to increase the support given to GPs who help to train and teach medical students.  While the current incentive for GPs for teaching a programme is $100 dollars per session, Dr Steve Hambleton, AMA President, has urged the Government to increase the Practical Incentives Programme (PIP) teaching payment because it has “not increased...

Update on the market for GP jobs in Australia

21st June 2012 | GP Job Updates, GP News

21st June 2012. Well, we’re half way through 2012 now and here’s a quick update on the jobs market in Australia for UK & Irish GPs. Fewer jobs in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Still quite a lot of vacancies in Perth and rural Australia Most of the jobs in Sydney are now either in the south west suburbs (and quite a long way out ). Brisbane doesn’t seem to have too many jobs either – though there are few on the outskirts. These are within relatively easy distance...

Tax Freedom Day

9th June 2012 | GP News

A small article in The Week caught my eye. Tuesday 29th May was “Tax freedom day” in the UK. This is the day when the taxpayers have earned enough to pay all of the country’s taxes. The Adam Smith Institute calculates that it takes 149 days to get to this point in the UK. By comparison, Tax Freedom day in Australia comes along on 23rd April –  36 days earlier.

Corporate clinics taking over from GP owner/operator practices?

29th May 2012 | GP News

GP Surgery Australian Medical Association president, John Davis, has said that there’s been a move away from GP owner/ operator practices recently. “There is a trend toward bigger medical practices and there is a trend away from small, local suburban practices,” Dr Davis said. He added that in the past, doctors would have been willing to invest money in a practice and work there full time. Now, there is more emphasis on part time work and less enthusiasm to “buy into” a...

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