Are you international medical graduate? You might know about current District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) mapping system to get 19AB replacement exemption. Department of Health is changing the methodology and name of this system from 1st July 2019. New name will be called Distribution Priority Areas (DPA). Doctor Connect map will also be updated from 1st
A district of workforce shortage (DWS) is a geographical area in which the local population has less access to Medicare-subsidised medical services when compared to the national average.If you are overseas trained doctor and within 10 year moratorium (10 year from the date of your first AHPRA registration), you can only work in District of
Department of Health has updated District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) status for the entire Australia last night. Practices can check doctor connect website to see if they are currently in DWS or not. Please visit http://doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/locator and put your practice address after selecting second layer ‘District of Workforce Shortage’. On the same map, practices can
District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) is the geographical area in which access to Medicare-subsidised medical services for local population is less as compared to national average. Previously, medical practices have to formally apply for District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) status.
Is there a difference between DWS and Area of Need? This question comes to the mind of every overseas trained GP who is searching for a GP jobs in Australia. There seems to be a confusion between these two terms. Let’s try to find out if there is any difference between DWS and Area of
A district of workforce shortage (DWS) is an Statistical Area (SA2) in which the local population has less access to Medicare-subsidised medical services when compared to the national average. District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) areas are identified using the latest Medicare billing statistics and the latest residential population as per the ABS.
Section 19AB of the Act restricts access to Medicare benefits and requires overseas trained doctors (OTDs) and foreign graduates of accredited medical schools (FGAMS) to work in a district of workforce shortage (DWS) for 10 years from their first Australian medical registration in order to access Medicare benefits arrangements. All section 19AB exemptions are location