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Why You Need A Retainer Payment As A GP

Whether you're looking for a GP position as a new fellow of the college, or you are an experienced GP, remuneration is going to be an important consideration for your next job. As background, General Practitioners in Australia are generally…
Dr Michael Tam
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Specialty Spotlight - General Practice - Dr Michael Tam

Dr Michael Tam is a General Practitioner, currently a Staff Specialist in General Practice, General Practice Unit (Fairfield Hospital) and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW Australia.   Thanks for joining us for this discussion, Michael.…
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Cost of doctor visits putting off rural Australians: report

In some parts of Australia, two to three times more people are avoiding seeing their doctor because they can’t afford it, according to figures released today. A report by the National Health Performance Authority shows that in 2013-14,…
Health Care
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How New Technologies Are Shaking Up Health Care

New tests and drugs have impacted health care for many decades. But we’re now seeing the emergence of completely different kinds of technologies that will radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered. In the past, patient…
Recruitment Resus
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What you should expect from your GP

Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. That’s about $690 for each person. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from our doctors? Generally,…
Career Alternative
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Small GP Practice Groups Providing A Career Alternative

If you're a GP, it can seem as though the only option is to stick it out in a small or solo practice, or work for a large corporate group. Although there are benefits and drawbacks in either scenario, there is an emerging third alternative that…
GP Rural Incentives Program
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RACGP Video - The Good GP Never Stops Learning

The RACGP have recently released a video promoting the role of a GP through the stages of life of one family. It is a touching video, with the theme being 'The good GP never stops learning'. Although the link to that theme isn't readily apparent…
Working as a GP
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How To: Working as a GP Locum in Regional, Remote, and Rural Areas

With an acute shortage of doctors in regional, remote, and rural areas in Australia, there are growing opportunities for GPs to work in locum and FIFO positions. Before you get started, there are some things you need to consider before committing…
GP Rural Incentives Program
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Quick Primer - Changes to the GP Rural Incentives Program

The new budget saw some changes to the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP). Here is a brief rundown of the main points of how the system will work from July 1, 2015.   Locations will be classified under the Modified…