Streamline rural practice for survival

ONE of the many challenges for the general practices and hospital administrations providing training and supervision, however, is the increasing bureaucratic workload to meet ‘red tape’ requirements and ensure that doctors-in-training have appropriate registration and credentialling checks, police checks, clinical privileging documents, and letters of clearance to work with the elderly and young.

Nothing emphasises the current anachronistic approach more than the fact that the application or renewal process for a Medicare provider number is