Ru­ral health com­mis­sioner

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Fed­eral gov­ern­ment is set to ap­point at Ru­ral Health Com­mis­sioner. As­sis­tant Health Min­is­ter Dr David Gille­spie said the com­mis­sioner will be an in­de­pen­dent ad­vo­cate for re­gional, ru­ral and re­mote health. “The very first task of the Com­mis­sioner will be to de­velop a Na­tional Ru­ral Gen­er­al­ist Path­way, to im­prove ac­cess to train­ing for doc­tors in re­gional, ru­ral and re­mote Aus­tralia. Ap­pro­pri­ate re­mu­ner­a­tion for Ru­ral Gen­er­al­ists, recog­nis­ing their ex­tra skills and longer work­ing hours, will also be un­der con­sid­er­a­tion,” he said.

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