DWS  GP Recruitment

Alecto Australia Medical Recruitment has extensive experience recruiting GPs for practices which have District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) status.

If you are a general practitioner looking for a DWS position, we have a listing of our DWS GP jobs here, and more information about DWS and 19AB exemptions here.

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:

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.

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