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What keeps IMGs in rural areas after their 10-year moratorium?

​Some overseas-trained GPs move to major cities after their mandatory rural work, but others stay on and put down roots. What makes people stay?For international medical graduates (IMGs) settling i...

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Blog Aus Gov Extension Of The Job Keeper Payment

Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

Also known as "JobKeeper 2.0" The Government announced on 21 July 2020 that it will extend the JobKeeper payment until 28 March 2021, and will target support to employers who continue to be sign...

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Government restricts telehealth MBS access to a patient’s regular GP

The RACGP has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision, which comes after months of strong college advocacy. Patients will now only be able to access telehealth services under the Medicare Ben...

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Mass testing and ‘ring fences’: Victoria’s stage three COVID-19 response

As a community transmission-fuelled outbreak threatens to get out of control and suburbs are locked down, newsGP explores containment efforts and general practice’s role in stopping the spread. ...

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The easing of travel restrictions in each state and territory and how this impacts work for Locum GPs

As the spread of coronavirus seems to be curbed in most states of Australia, the restrictions set by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments are starting to ease, including travel. We ...

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Gillian Singleton Article

Rapport and gratitude: How telehealth won over this sceptical GP

Telehealth means losing the strengths of a face-to-face consultation – or does it? Before the pandemic, Dr Gillian Singleton was a telehealth sceptic. How, she wondered, could seeing someone ...

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RACGP to replace OSCE with new clinical exam from 2021

The new exam will better reflect contemporary assessment principles for GPs working towards Fellowship. A transitional assessment is already in development for November’s exam period, before an ...

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Do H Health Workforce Division May2020 Covid 19 Communication   Summary Of Changes

Temporary changes to requirements under s19AA and 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973

The Health Workforce Division in the Rural Access Branch of the Australian Government Department of Health has released an official communication about temporary changes to requirements under s19AA...

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The frontline of the fight - Helping you manage the workplace complexities caused by COVID-19

We hope that you and your people are continuing to remain safe throughout these unprecedented times. While the economic impact of COVID-19 is causing concerns of reduced business for some, as the f...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the package this morning.

RACGP secures $500 m to help general practice fight coronavirus

In the most far-reaching change for general practice in a generation, telehealth will be broadened to include all Australians and new incentives introduced to keep GPs and patients safe during the ...

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