Visa & RACGP changes – are UK GPs still welcome in Australia?

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) opened its new Specialist Recognition Program (SRP) in September amid rumours of a more draconian process, new rates and prompting fears that UK GPs may no longer be so welcome in Australia.  On closer examination, and following consultation with the RACGP, we are very happy to...[…]

Earn well, live well – 6 month locums in Australia

Australia is a popular destination for UK/Irish GPs who are looking for a change of lifestyle and better earnings, but in the past GP have needed to commit to longer-term contacts in order to make the move.  The good news is that some Australia GP practices are exclusively working with Alecto to offer short-term...[…]

Saving Your Skin

Skin work is increasingly becoming one of the most popular specialisations of GPs.  An analysis of Medicare billings showed that between 2001 and 2005 the number of skin related items billed by GPs in Australia has significantly increased. However as Skin work becomes more regular,  the risk profile of this work also changes. A...[…]