Hospitals offer to pay for rural generalists to work in GP clinics

The hope is the initiative will help address the rural workforce shortage

A NSW hospital system will pay rural generalist trainees to divide their time between hospitals and GP practices as part of an initiative to boost its workforce.

Dr Paul Mara
Dr Paul Mara.

Currently, rural generalist registrars in the state are employed under separate contracts for their hospital and general practice work, meaning they can miss out on accrued benefits compared with doctors

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