GP recruitment woes to put suburban practices at risk

Major changes are forcing overseas doctors out of metropolitan areas, says expert

Attempts to limit the number of overseas doctors in Australia is likely to threaten the future of dozens of GP practices in the suburbs, a recruitment firm is warning.

Martina Stanley
Martina Stanley

Under Federal Government reforms, the next four years will see the loss of some 800 workforce visas for doctors to work in primary care. 

And for practices willing to sponsor IMGs, there are new requirements to