GPs want $230k more for 'worst' rural jobs

More than $230,000 extra a year is what it would take to woo the average GP to work in an isolated rural community with few supports, research shows.

The findings come from a survey of more than 3,700 GPs - 85% from metropolitan or inner regional areas - who were asked to choose between a range of hypothetical rural jobs and keeping their current role.

The “least attractive” rural GP job involved working in an inland area, where the doctor would