GP deputising services warn of recruitment crisis

It's getting 'harder and harder' to keep after-hours doctors

The lobby group representing four “GP-friendly” after-hours deputising services says the sector is struggling to recruit and retain doctors.

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The GP Deputising Association (GPDA) backed the Federal Government’s crackdown on after-hours services that came into effect last year.

It split from the National Association for Medical Deputising Services following a dispute over whether to accept reforms proposed by the MBS Review Taskforce, which included cuts to