Call for release of national health workforce plan

The plan, which will set out the required workforce initiatives required to make Australia’s general practice workforce self-sufficient by 2025, was due to be finalised last year and AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said it was time the profession was given access to it.

“The report needs to be released to fill the information vacuum that currently exists,” Dr Hambleton said.

“[It will allow the government to] commit the resources needed to ensure that medical graduates have access to quality training places into the future.&rdquo

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