Support for solo general practitioners.
We offer greater professional and family support for solo general practitioners in small country towns to encourage them to remain living and working in their rural communities.
Personalised support is available to solo general practitioners particularly in the areas of locum financial support, practice support and recruitment. We maintain regular contact via the telephone and face-to-face visits to ensure current needs are met.
General practitioners working towards gaining Fellowship will also be offered additional exam assistance.
If you are a general practitioner working in a solo general practice town in rural or remote Western Australia, please contact us to discuss how Rural Health West can provide additional support to you in your role.
The 2015 Finding My Place report noted that solo general practitioners are one of the most vulnerable groups of rural doctors as they are more likely to experience professional isolation, higher workloads and have greater difficulties in taking personal and professional development leave, which contributes to higher turnover rates.
As a result of the report findings Rural Health West provides enhanced support to solo general practitioners and their families.