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Significant Changes to AHPRA's English Proficiency Policy

AHPRA have just released significant changes to their English Proficiency requirements which take effect from July 1st 2015. The changes include the inclusion of the TOEFL iBT and PTE ...

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Better Financial Incentives For Remote Doctors

The Federal Government will change the bonus payments for rural doctors, after complaints from health groups. The way rural and remote communities are defined, for the purposes of doctor ...

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Royal Melbourne Hospital Pioneers Stroke Treatment

Dr Bruce Campbell said one of the key features of the study was advanced brain imaging A new stroke treatment pioneered by Royal Melbourne Hospital researchers is changing the way doctors ...

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Clown Doctors: How Humour Helps in the Bleakest of Moments

Lou Pollard, who co-ordinates the Humour Foundation's clown doctor team, finds her work bitter-sweet. Clown doctor Lou Pollard says she often spends a little time geeing herself up in the ...

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MJA Research Says Doctors Who Train Rural Stay Rural

Dr Nikole Fry did a stint at Roma hospital during her studies. She now works at Ipswich hospital but hopes to return to the rural sector after she finishes her city placement. YOUNG doctors ...

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Taranaki DHB Leads Way With Elective Surgery

Above: Mt Taranaki, New Zealand. Contact us to find out more about this stunning region. Taranaki DHB is leading the way in improving access to elective surgery. The quarterly health target ...

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Tamworth GP Named Rural Doctor of the Year

A Tamworth-based GP with 25 years experience has been recognised at the conference of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Dr Jenny May ...

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New Incentive Scheme to Attract Rural Doctors

Life in the bush ... General practitioner Dr Barbara Cameron is posted in Gundagai, southern NSW, and loves it. Source:News Corp Australia RURAL towns will have better chances of recruiting doctors ...

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