Plea for more GP training

United General Practice Australia (UGPA) — whose members include the RACGP, AMA, AML Alliance, as well as rural doctor and registrar groups — has called for the number of funded training places to be increased from the current 1100 to 1700.

In a statement, UGPA said there was an “urgent need to significantly increase GP training numbers to capture the surge of junior doctors coming through the hospital system”.

Despite spruiking the government’s $544.7 million

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