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Cash bonuses on offer for GPs willing to go bush

Medical groups are offering up to $21,000 a year in bonuses to lure GPs to remote and rural locations, desperate to address declining numbers

Bush GP funding draws doctor to Hunter but more needed

A Bush GP Recruitment grant funded by a Primary Health Network is drawing doctors to the Hunter but more needs to be done say clinic bosses.

Grave concerns held for region’s primary carers

Survey shows 95% of Hunter GPs are concerned about their team's mental health and wellbeing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wearing a face mask should be the norm, Hunter doctor says

Should I wear a face mask?  That’s a question many Hunter residents have asked themselves during another spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. So, Newcastle Weekly spoke to Hunter General Practitioners Association Secretary, Dr...

Hunter doctor warns coronavirus battle “has not been won yet”

Amid the ongoing pandemic, Newcastle Weekly spoke to Hunter General Practitioners Association Secretary, Dr Lee Fong, about the progress Australia has made in the fight against coronavirus and what the community should...

Newcastle MP calls on government to give GPs more support

Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon has called on the government to rethink cuts to bulk billing incentives as doctors continue to struggle with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her latest...
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