15NRHC Recommendation - 03/24/2019 - 21:01

Government's need to urgently invest the same amount of funding that has resulted in improvement in the supply and distribution of GPs in rural, regional and remote areas to the allied health professions.

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Agree 100%. Unless we do, the shortages that currently exists will become a crisis. Training programs also need to acknowledge the specialist sk iills needed to work and survive in rural and remote communities when you are often the only practitioner in your discipline.

I think this must also include nursing who are the key to rural and remote health care, systems and processes. Particularly in remote areas the situation is dire with turnover rates 120-140%