Visas for GPs targeting areas of doctor shortages program guidelines

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Publication date: 
May 2020
Last updated: 
10 December 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

The Visas for General Practitioners (GPs) Program aims to:

  • reduce the number of Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) working in the primary health care sector in well-serviced metropolitan areas
  • encourage better distribution of OTDs in rural, regional and remote areas

The guidelines include information on:

  • how will it work in practice
  • process for certification
  • RWA position assessments
  • standard words and documentation
  • review of decisions
  • service standards
  • agency responsibilities