Govt overhauls workforce program that lets junior docs work as GPs under supervision

The new Pre-Fellowship Program will run as a pilot for two years.
Minister for Health Mark Butler
Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler.

A controversial workforce program that lets non-VR doctors work as GPs has been overhauled, with tighter criteria on where they can work and new funding for IMG supervisors.

The More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) was recently closed to new entrants after running for five years and will be replaced with the new $30.5 million Pre-Fellowship Program (PFP).