Push to double rural GP rotations for junior doctors

The RDAA says more exposure to rural general practice is needed to account for 'attrition'

The RDAA wants rural GP rotation places to be doubled by 2025 as a buffer against attrition rates, acknowledging that some doctors will turn their backs on rural general practice.

Rural scene

The Federal Government has already committed to increase the number of positions from 110 full-time equivalent to 200 full-time equivalent, equal to 800 rotations, by 2025.

But the RDAA has called for the number to be doubled again as part of its pre-budget wish list.  

It says while there are only 750 rural training places in the Australian