5 Things You Must Do Before Becoming A FIFO Doctor

Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) has become a staple working pattern for the Australian healthcare workforce. Although it is especially prominent in the oil, gas, mining, and energy industries, there are also FIFO medical…
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Why We Haven’t Seen The End Of FIFO Medical Jobs

Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) medical positions exist either because of a skills shortage of a given location, or simply because the position is in such a remote place (or offshore) that it requires someone from somewhere else to do the job. Recently,…
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Why work with a medical recruitment agency anyway?

There are a great many medical jobs available in Australia these days, and sometimes it's not so easy to find the right person for the role. Some hospitals and practices might need a hand in locating great candidates for the position they need…
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Blaming individual doctors for medical errors doesn’t help anyone

In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery, known as “adverse events”, occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. This results in up to 18,000 unnecessary deaths and 50,000…

5 Tips To Quitting Your Medical Job The Right Way

It’s almost inevitable that you’re going to quit a job at some point. Whether it’s onwards and upwards to a promotion, taking time off for family or travel, or you simply hate the place, there are some simple rules you need to follow. 1.…

We can’t trust drug companies to wine, dine and educate doctors about the drugs they prescribe

If a drug company treats a doctor to a nice lunch and a presentation on their newest products, is prescribing affected? Doctors generally think not, but the research evidence overwhelmingly says yes. And if these events do affect doctors’…

The doctor will tweet you now – but should he face disciplinary action for doing so?

Many bosses would argue that mixing work with social media is not a good idea. Just ask Christian Solomonides, a hospital consultant who was recently suspended after he admitted posting strongly worded messages on Twitter. The tweets included…

Welcome to Beat Health VR

With a growing gap between the needs of the community and the medical workforce, getting doctors to the right place at the right time is becoming an increasing challenge. In partnership with a number of other organisations, today we are launching…