Rural practice is alive and kicking down under. There are many similarities between UK and Auzzie general practice, however the extremes of remoteness are more widespread in Australia. As a result, there are many innovative projects ongoing to reduce the effect of peripherality, and improve access to healthcare.
The Royal Australian College of GPs has its own established National Rural Faculty, and it’s interesting to see what challenges they’re addressing. Their newsletter BushAlert provides some great summaries of the work currently going on. The latest issue – September – focuses on the challenges that can prevent women from working in rural practice, an issue that is certainly pertinent to UK practice too.
All the previous issues are archived on the site and are quick to read. Why not have a look?