Winners and losers: GP workforce map released

Medical Observer has been told some 100 communities have been newly identified as DWS, while Bourke in far western NSW and an unknown number of others have lost the status. 

In revealing the new DWS map last Tuesday, Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash said communities where doctor numbers had not kept pace with population growth would benefit from the new formula based on updated population and Medicare data.

“This means, for example, that communities such as Gladstone (Qld), Mandurah (WA),

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