Recruitment & retention… a big topic this week on the email groups, and a major topic for remote and rural healthcare since healthcare began. Major difficulties are being noticed globally, hence the Australian, New Zealand, WHO, EU and local efforts to address the issue.
What do you think? RuralGP.com has launched a survey to collate as many ideas as possible, and get a handle on whether provision of mentoring to enthusiastic young doctors who are interested in a rural career, would be feasible and effective as just one solution.
You can access the survey here. It has a Scottish focus but we invite opinion from across the globe. It should take a maximum of 10 minutes, and you have until Monday 5th November 2012 to complete the survey. Entries are confidential and the final report will be published on RuralGP.com.