Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) recognises that a highly skilled, robust general practice workforce underpins the provision of quality primary health care services across our region. As part of the Practice Support Program WNSW PHN offers a dedicated Workforce Support Program and direct access to a specialist Workforce and Education Consultant. Services on offer as part of the Workforce Support Program include:

  • Assistance with recruitment and retention of General Practitioners and other primary healthcare staff;
  • Provision of information and support to primary health care professionals looking to relocate to the region;
  • Assistance and guidance on recruitment of Overseas Trained Doctors, including support with the Area of Need application process and inquiries regarding Districts of Workforce Shortage;
  • Assistance with Medical Board of Australia medical registration issues;
  • Assistance and guidance with the sale of a general practices.

As part of the Workforce Support Program WNSW PHN also works with local partners to promote and support rural general practice across the region. This includes:

  • Working with universities and general practices to build the regions capacity in hosting medical, nursing and allied health medical students;
  • Working closely with Western NSW Local Health District especially in communities heavily reliant on GP VMOs;
  • Working with the NSW Rural Doctors Network in providing a range of coordinated support initiatives;
  • Working with the local Regional Training Provider and local practices to build the regions capacity to host rural GP Registrars.

Contact Us

Nik Todorovski

Workforce and Education Consultant

0428 249 132