For anyone with even a passing interest in how doctors get paid, all eyes are on Queensland at the moment. The new government is well down the path of making sweeping reforms to senior doctors' contracts and while the ‘whats’ are becoming clearer the ‘whys’ remain a little on the fuzzy side.
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Nature teaches us a lot about the need for a rich and balanced ecosystem. Knock out one species and top predators starve, weeds and algae bloom and co-dependent species go extinct. So it is with the medical workforce which is large, essential and 24/7.
Everyone loves the Oscars, the Emmys and the Arias. We love the human drama and, because they are for celebrities, we all take a keen interest. However, most industries like to celebrate their best and brightest in some fashion. And for good reason - awards not only allow an industry ...
I couldn’t agree more with Richard Murray, Dean of Medicine at James Cook University. There is no shortage of doctors in Australia and never has been - the problem is one of mal-distribution. The numbers speak for themselves - 3.3 doctors per 1000 head of population in Australia ...
So Tony Abbott finally made it into office and we now face at least three years of coalition government. What does this mean for health and the doctors that make up the medical workforce? Peter Dutton may be the new Health Minister but, with his background, Abbott is bound to have a strong influence on policy.
Moving jobs is always a nerve-wracking experience and this is even more the case when you are moving country as well. To make matters worse you might be expected to take a job sight unseen, given the impracticalities of traveling halfway round the world just for an interview.
From a mile away all doctors look much the same, but get up close and it turns out that they come in many shapes, sizes and disciplines. The differences are never more starkly revealed than by a quick glance at their tax returns at the end of the year.
I can’t deny it. I’m tickled pink to find out that Wavelength International has been listed amongst the BRW top 50 “Great Place to Work” list for the fourth consecutive year. We are particularly pleased because this is now the only award we apply for.
Of all the quirks in the convoluted process for gaining the right to work as a doctor in Australia, none is so perplexing as the apparent overlap between Area of Need and District of Workforce Shortage. At first glance they appear to be the same thing, but examine the detail and there, you will find ...
In my last blog “A bunch of great reasons to locum...” I proposed that locum work is not always about the money. Whilst the article received much positive feedback, it seems that many still doubt the motives of locums, expressing, in particular, incredulity at the dollar amount that locums are paid.
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Dr John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and healthcare employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world from a unique perspective.