Simon Morgan, Allison Thomson, Peter O’Mara, Amanda Tapley, Kim Henderson, Mieke van Driel, John Scott, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Parker Magin
afp,Vol. 45, No.9, 2016, Pages 677-682
Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in healthcare settings is essential for the delivery of culturally appropriate care. Under-identification is common and practitioner confidence is a known barrier.
Clare J Taylor, Michael Wright, Claire L Jackson, Richard Hobbs
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp16X686377 Published 1 August 2016
General practice in England is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand and GPs and their practice teams are struggling to cope. Days are long but time with each individual patient is short. Getting on a plane to a place where the working conditions appear to be more tolerable, and the weather is better, may seem an attractive option for some, although only a small proportion of the overall workforce actually do. Australia is a country in need of GPs, particularly in rural areas, and is a popular destination for doctors leaving the NHS to work abroad.
It would be difficult to determine objectively which country is the better place to practise as a GP, but it is worth exploring the key similarities and differences from a health services viewpoint. By looking across continents, we can consider alternative ways of working and observe the consequences of any significant change in the way general practice is delivered.