Recruitment of GPs for DWS
Alecto Australia Medical Recruitment has extensive experience recruiting GPs for practices which have District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) status.
If your practice is located in a DWS area, it should be easier for you to to recruit GPs whose primary medical degree is not from Australia. This is because GPs from overseas need a 19AB exemption in order to get a medicare provider number, and working in a DWS is a suitable 19AB exemption.
If you are in a DWS area, recruiting GPs can be much easier – particularly if you are interested in working with GPs from the UK, Ireland or New Zealand. At Alecto we will help you select GPs from overseas who can work without taking exams and who will not need supervision (those who have vocational Registration in Australia).
If you are having trouble figuring our if you are currently in a DWS area we can help. For up to date information about what locations have DWS status, please contact us.
Not in a DWS? Contact us for a chat about other recruitment options
How we can help:
- If your practice has DWS we can provide advice about how to keep it and protect your practice from any changes (this service is free)
- If your practice has lost its DWS status, we may be able to assist you in finding ways of using your previous status.
- We can find you a GP: we have a number of well-qualified GPs who are vocationally registered and looking for DWS positions across Australia. Please note it can often take 3-6 months to find the right person for a particular practice, so when thinking about your recruitment needs its good to think a few months in advance
- If your practice doesn’t have DWS we can provide advice about any other 19AB exemptions that may help you recruit
For more information about DWS/19AB and GP recruitment:
We invest considerable time, cost and energy into understanding the various 19AB exemptions. While working together you will naturally come to understand many parts of these exemptions. We ask that you treat this information confidentially and respect our business interests. We ask that any contact details (phone, email etc), templates, letters that we may pass on to you only be used with respect to a specific GP we are recruiting on your behalf.