Weekly Updates

THIS WEEK’S UPDATES:

Our team aims to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry. 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • RACGP
  • Australian Medical Association 

 

RACGP

Renewed calls to overhaul hospital funding – 

Hospital emergency departments have increasingly become a substitute for GP’s with more than half a million people visiting a hospital emergency department in 2018-19 for non urgent medical issues. The State Health Minister of NSW is calling for a complete overhaul of the system including increased remuneration for GP’s stating that “‘If people had a choice between paying that money and going to an emergency department free, it’s pretty obvious where they will go”. 

Read More: https://snip.ly/nelhxc 

Junior doctors working unsafe hours to ‘earn their stripes’ – 

Research conducted by the Black Dog Institute and UNSW Sydney has examined the disturbing relationship between average working hours and the mental health of new doctors. According to the study, a quarter of all junior doctors work unsafe hours, essentially doubling their risk of developing profound mental health issues. Regardless of age, gender, location, training marital status and whether the doctor was trained overseas of local, doctors who worked over 55 hours a week, as opposed to 40-44 hours per week, were twice as likely to report common mental health disorders. Concerningly, the average doctor reports working over 50 hours a week, with over one out of four working over 55 hours suggesting a large proportion of practitioners are at high risk of suicide ideation and other mental illneses. 

Read More: https://snip.ly/ssftds 

 

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Invitation to Participate in Medicare Claiming Billing Workshop – 

Members of the Australian Medical Association are invited to participate in a workshop that aims to restructure the way the Federal Government shares information and educates health professionals about Medicare services. The one-day workshop will be held in Melbourne on 13 February 2020. 

Read More: https://snip.ly/5yx8hf 

 

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DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS? 

Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected]

 

People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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