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Can I work in Australia as a GP?

RACGP runs a program for overseas trained GPs from selected countries which fast tracks your overseas qualification to Fellowship of RACGP without any exams. If you don’t hold any of the following qualifications then you need to do the self assessment.  http://www.racgp.org.au/selfassess If you are a Category 2 then you maybe able to work in Australia however you would need to do the college exams.

Qualifications Leading to Fellowship of RACGP

UK doctors

The RACGP only accepts applications as category 1 for doctors who achieved their MRCGP qualification via examination, combined with the other qualification as listed below.
Candidates who achieved MRCGP via iMAP, or candidates who have iMAP but not one of the other qualifications will not be categorised as category 1.

Qualification
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) certificate via prescribed experience Category 1
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) certificate via equivalent experience Category 1 or 2, assessed on a case by case basis
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) issued by the Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) or the General Medical Council (GMC)

Category 1
Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners holding the Certificate of Eligibility for GP registration (CEGPR)

Category 1 or 2, assessed on a case by case basis

Canada

Certificate in Family Medicine from College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) + Evidence of Canadian Qualifying Examinations Part 1 + 2 post 1992

Category 1

Certificate in Family Medicine from College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) + Evidence of The Canadian Qualifying Examination Part 1 and Certification Examination in Family Medicine post 2013

Category 1
Ireland

Graduate of ICGP through passing the MICGP Examination holding MICGP membership

Category 1
New Zealand

Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) via the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP)

Category 1
Singapore

Fellowship with the College of Family Physicians

Category 1

For more information please contact Guy Hazel gh@austmedics.com

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Consultant Radiologist Earning £230,000

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Australia is crying out for UK Consultant Radiologists with 5 years post CCT experience. The high level of demand and skills shortage enables UK Consultants to command between AUD $ 400,000 (£230,000) rising to $600,000 (£350,000) once fellowship of RANZCR has been achieved.

If you are seeking a new challenge and have 5 years post CCT experience and you have published 5 papers as the lead author, then Austmedics have positions in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

If you wish to discuss the opportunities in Australia as a Consultant Radiologist please ring Guy Hazel at Austmedics.com on 079 09 09 09 40.

 

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Singapore Visit 4 to 8 July 2016

UI0A3431Would you like to move to Australia and continue your work as a General Practitioner.

Are you a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians?

Austmedics are planning to visit Singapore from the 4th to the 8th of July 2016. We would be happy to meet over coffee and discuss working in Australia. Guy Hazel & Dr Savy (FRACGP) would be please to explore the opportunity to work in Australia.

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FIFO GP Position (One week on One Week Off) North Coast NSW

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Is this the best job in Australia?  Earn $260,000 for 26 weeks work with this FIFO (Fly in Fly out) position.

Based on the north NSW Coast the position offers the opportunity of one week on, one week off. The package includes $10,000 per week, accommodation, car and flights.

Located in a hospital based walk-in clinic, working 10 hour shifts, starting Monday at 9am finishing 10pm on Sunday. Triaging pt. deal with routine conditions and refer to Emergency as required.

You would have recent emergency department experience, combined with general practice experience. ALS, APLS would be useful. MRCGP or FRACGP required.

 

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UK GPs make the move to Australia

Austmedics recommended by the Daily Mail for Australian GP Jobs.

The Daily Mail highlights the growing demand for UK GPs in Australia.

Austmedics is placing hundreds of UK trained GPs in great locations in Australia.

 

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Australian GPs are happier than their UK counterparts.

“AUSTRALIAN GPs are less stressed, more autonomous and spend less time doing paperwork and repeat prescriptions compared to their UK counterparts, a recent online survey has found.”    Medical Observer 10 February

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According to the article Australian GPs spend an average of 16 minutes with Pts. verses 10 minutes in the UK.

Just another reason to contact Austmedics.com

 

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NHS Pensions move to Australian Superannuation

 

UK pension rules change from April 2015 which may have a significant effect on you.

As it stands, anyone that has accumulated benefits in a UK defined benefit pension scheme can transfer their benefits across to a Australian superannuation fund provided certain criteria is met. Once transferred, you are then able to benefit from the generous tax regime and flexibility afforded to Australian super funds.

Many public sector defined benefit schemes, such as the NHS, are currently unfunded. This is where the current membership and employer pay contributions which in turn are paid as pensions to retired members with any shortfall made up by the Exchequer. As there are no funding strategies or assets available to pay for the transfer off benefits out of these schemes the UK Government will introduce legislation which will ban transfers out of these unfunded schemes to protect the Exchequer and wider economy.

Unfortunately these changes will affect the majority of public sector schemes such as the NHS and therefore members of this scheme will not be permitted to transfer from April 2015.

As an expat with benefits accumulated in a defined benefit scheme it is important that you take stock of the forthcoming changes now. You may have been considering transferring your pension previously but have simply not got round to doing it yet.

It is important to understand that in order to transfer your benefits, you firstly need to obtain a guaranteed transfer value. By law, a pension scheme has up to three months to produce a transfer value and therefore if you are interested in transferring your pension to Australia, it is important that you act now.

 

10 Reasons to be a GP in Australia

1     Australian’s speak english. No really, that’s why we call Straya home.

2 No home visits, unless they are paid.

3 World speed record for beer drinking, held by the past Prime Minster.

4 More “most livable” cities than any other country.

5 No NHS controlling your every decision.

6 Clinical Freedom.

7 Not feeling exhausted at the end of every working day. (Recent feedback from a newly qualified GP working in Australia saying that her
husband, also a GP, arrives home and is happy and has lots of energy!)

8 The sun, you remember the warm glowing object.

9 For most GP’s from the UK, less wok and higher earnings, particularly salaried GPs.

10 Earnings are linked to effort, the harder you work the more you earn.

Happy new year, Australia is only a phone call away. Ring Guy Hazel on 079 09 09 09 40 or gh  at  austmedics.com and I will call you.

Medical Indemnity Insurance in Australia

The cost of Medical Indemnity Insurance in Australia is significantly lower than the UK.

A recently arrived  UK GP received the following quotes from the major Indemnity Insurers. The insurance cost was based on an estimated first year income of $250,000, working in standard General Practice.

MDA     $1700/pa

Avant   $1405/pa

Important

Both funds give a discount for the first 4 years of practice in Australia. After the first 4 years the annual fee is very similar for both funds. The undiscount insurance cost after 4 years would be around $5000 or £2800.

Austmedics introduces all GPs to both MDA and Avant to secure the discounts. Austmedics has no financial interest in either company.

 

 

GP Positions in Perth, South Sydney, North Sydney and Brisbane

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We have a number of great positions in coastal cities.

Perth 30 minutes from the centre.

Sydney 1 hour north and south.

Brisbane 30 minutes from the centre.

 

Apply now for a start in January 2015, and miss the UK winter.

 

This is Perth, 20 minutes from the centre! Hard day at the office and you could dip your toe by 6pm.

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