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Positive Changes to the RACGP Registration System for UK & Irish Trained GPs

12th December 2019 | Uncategorized

The RACGP has tweaked their registration system for UK & Irish GPs.  It is now possible to work in a “MMM1” area – previously it had to be a “MMM2” or above area. The significance of this is that MMM1 areas are suburban. MMM2 are rural. The RACGP and the Dept of Health still have various other hoops for GPs to jump through: GPs must work in a DPA (Distribution Priority Area). However, there are some suburban areas which meet this requirement. E.G. Gregory...

Good News for UK & Irish GPs Going to Australia!

11th October 2019 | Uncategorized

There has been a recent change at the RACGP. They are now offering a route for UK & Irish trained GPs to gain registration in Australia and work in a suburban area. First, to recap: when the new RACGP registration process came into force on September 1st 2019, the RACGP stipulated that all GPs had to work for 12 months in a “MMM2 area or above” (see note below for definition). These areas are essentially rural & remote parts of Australia. The new change, effective from...

New Vacancies in Ballarat

2nd September 2019 | Uncategorized

We’ve got some new vacancies for UK & Irish GPs in Ballarat – about 1hr 20mins west of Melbourne. Details: Our client is looking for UK, Irish or NZ trained GPs for their clinic in Ballarat. They are offering part-time or full-time roles with a mix of in-clinic and home visits. GPs bill between $350k and $600k per annum, giving earnings of around $250,000 to $420,000. Plus they can offer relocation incentives including flights, airport transfers, 6-8 weeks of furnished...

Summary of Changes to the Registration and Visa system for UK / Irish GPs Going to Australia

17th July 2019 | Uncategorized

There have been quite a few changes to the visa and registration process for UK / Irish GPs looking to move to Australia over the past couple of months – and more to come in September Here’s a quick summary Visa certificates: introduced in March, GP practices now need to arrange for a “certificate” if they are going to sponsor you for a visa. The certificates are controlled by the Department of Health and are designed to help direct GPs to more rural practices. So far practices...

NEW “DWS” Areas

2nd July 2019 | Uncategorized

The new system of determining where GPs can work was launched on July 1st. Out goes the old system of District of Workforce Shortage. In comes a new “Distribution Priority Area” The map is here: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator Put in the location of interest or click “search the map”. Then tick the box for “distribution priority area” (DPA). As expected the areas where GPs from overseas (ie UK...

Changes to the RACGP Registration Process

6th June 2019 | Uncategorized

The RACGP has announced that they are going to change the way that they register overseas-trained GPs from Sep 1st 2019. From this date, applicants will only be given Fellowship (ie equivalence with an Australian trained GP) after that GP has worked for 12 months under supervision, in a rural area. Their definition of “rural” is based on the official Australian “Monash Model” and they’ve specified MMM2 or above. These re typically at least 45 mins to 1 hr from a...

GP Jobs Available!

21st May 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa requirements are becoming a bit clearer. And, most importantly, we have a couple of clients who have been able to get the appropriate “visa certificate” for their practices. The locations are: Gregory Hills, about 60km south west of Sydney CBD And Mount Helena, about 40 km east of Perth Please let me know if either are of interest: [email protected] We expect there to be other similar vacancies coming along in the next few weeks – though probably...

New Visa “Certificate” for GPs to be introduced on Monday March 11th

26th February 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa regulation for overseas trained GPs is now due to be implemented from Monday 11th March 2019. The requirement for a visa sponsor (ie the GP clinic in Australia) to arrange a “certificate” as a condition of being able to get a visa is directly targeted at UK, Irish and NZ-trained GPs. The aim is to reduce the number of these GPs coming into the “well-serviced major capital cities and metropolitan areas”, directing them instead to “rural, remote and...

New visa issues likely from Monday 25th February

21st February 2019 | Uncategorized

There is going to be a new requirement for work visas for GPs. Our understanding is that this is going to be introduced from Monday 25th February. (Having said that, the government agency dealing with the applications for certificates say that they know nothing about this new scheme…..  So, the start date may well be delayed) On a first reading of the notes about the process: Sponsors for GPs from Monday 25th February will require a “Health Workforce Certificate”, as part of the...

GP Jobs in Australia – January 2019 update

23rd January 2019 | Uncategorized

Happy New Year. While it is currently just hovering above freezing here in Guildford, in Perth, it’s going to be about 30C this weekend…. We’re just waiting for the Immigration department to announce all of the changes to their visa rules. So far, the main one of interest is that permanent residents will be able to apply for a temporary parent visa. This’ll be valid for 3 or 5 years and renewable (up to a maximum of 10 years). There are going to be 15,000 available...

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.