Health workforce review welcomed

The review, recently announced by acting Health Minister Mark Butler, is to start soon, with a report due to the government by March 2013.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the Commonwealth had developed a multitude of medical workforce programs over many years and there was now a need to ensure these programs were still relevant and properly funded.

The National Rural Health Alliance also welcomed the
review.

In a statement, it said it hoped its outcome would lead to a better distribution of health professionals to areas

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