It’s all too little and too late. Even Mr Hunt now acknowledges that he has been wrong to ignore the GP crisis. David Millett reports in GPonLine 20th October 2016: Jeremy Hunt admits failure to prioritise GP workforce in four years as health secretary and the first minister in Wales is trying his best: Train / Work / Live – First Minister of Wales launches major new GP recruitment campaign launched 19th October 2016.
Hugh Pym reports: Let struggling GP surgeries fail, says NHS England letter
Despite the black hole of £700m Wales Regional Health Service (NHS Wales) is going to find some cash. Welsh budget: Labour promises extra £240m for NHS (BBC News 18th October 2016)
The competition is severe….. And Wales is competing in a world market. An e-mail from a recruitment outfit in Australia reads (Shannon Edwards –Level 13, 135 King Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia)
Sydney and Melbourne based Universities are needing General Practitioners to take over existing patient followings!
If you hold your FRACGP fellowship and have unrestricted AHPRA registration, we want to hear from you. 3 major University on campus medical practices are looking for part time and permanent doctors to take over existing patient bases and earn well in excess of $300,000 PLUS per year. A high standard of healthcare will be expected at all times in line with the guidelines and standards of the University and its practice. The University’s stance on mental health is extremely important, it is expected that you will hold up to date knowledge surrounding mental health plans and display empathy towards all patients. You will become very familiar with the practice on-site services to enable appropriate patient referrals when required.
You will be supported by 11 other general practitioners, earn 70% billings and make well in excess of $250K PLUS. You will receive a share in PIP payments and many more benefits available to successful applicants. The practice opens Monday to Friday, Best Practice medical software and is AGPAL accredited. There are two locations in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and one in Sydney, sessions are flexible with no weekend or after hour requirements. For more in-depth information, please call me today on 02 9411 7440.
There are rumours that Wales will be the first region to insist on salaried GPs. Good luck to them, but most of us feel that this will only have the potential to make things worse.