The Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health, Melinda Pavey, have issued a discussion paper titled Securing a Stable Medical Workforce for NSW Rural Communities.
The discussion paper seeks to support a rural generalist training program and rural pathway for GP training in NSW. The NSW pathway for rural general practice training is designed to provide medical graduates with a structured training program which balances community general practice exposure with rural hospital experience.
Feedback on the discussion paper, which has been distributed to key stakeholders, is requested by Friday, 30 September, 2011. Forward your comments to:
Rural Medical Practitioner Feedback
Workforce Development & Innovation Branch
NSW Department of Health
Locked Bag 961
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
or via email to WDI@doh.health.nsw.gov.au