GP Distribution Priority Area

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The Primary Health Network for the Hunter, New England and Central Coast (Primary Health Network) is committed to working with the region’s GPs to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.

Feedback from GP practices in some parts of our region has revealed difficulty in recruiting GPs due to the Commonwealth Government’s Distribution Priority Area (DPA) Policy^.

We are working with local GPs to reduce barriers to recruiting GPs in areas of high need.

The information obtained from the survey will be used to identify areas of primary care workforce vulnerability across the region and to identify possible improvements to the current approach to allocating the GP workforce. Your response to the survey is vital and will help shape our policy paper to the Commonwealth Department of Health on this important issue.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and should ideally be completed by the GP Owner/CEO, Practice Principal or Practice Manager.

The survey will close on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Please complete a separate survey for all practice locations.

COMPLETE SURVEY

Your privacy is important to us. Your responses are confidential, and we will not disclose identified personal data or responses, unless you indicate otherwise. All data will be collected using a secure password protected survey tool and stored on password protected cloud storage servers.

^The Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy replaced the District of Workforce Shortage in July 2019 and allocates GPs based on gender and age demographics and the socio-economic status of patients living in an area. Read more about the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy here. You can see your practice’s DPA status via the Health Workforce Locator.

Mandatory questions are marked with an *

The Primary Health Network for the Hunter, New England and Central Coast (Primary Health Network) is committed to working with the region’s GPs to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.

Feedback from GP practices in some parts of our region has revealed difficulty in recruiting GPs due to the Commonwealth Government’s Distribution Priority Area (DPA) Policy^.

We are working with local GPs to reduce barriers to recruiting GPs in areas of high need.

The information obtained from the survey will be used to identify areas of primary care workforce vulnerability across the region and to identify possible improvements to the current approach to allocating the GP workforce. Your response to the survey is vital and will help shape our policy paper to the Commonwealth Department of Health on this important issue.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and should ideally be completed by the GP Owner/CEO, Practice Principal or Practice Manager.

The survey will close on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Please complete a separate survey for all practice locations.

COMPLETE SURVEY

Your privacy is important to us. Your responses are confidential, and we will not disclose identified personal data or responses, unless you indicate otherwise. All data will be collected using a secure password protected survey tool and stored on password protected cloud storage servers.

^The Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy replaced the District of Workforce Shortage in July 2019 and allocates GPs based on gender and age demographics and the socio-economic status of patients living in an area. Read more about the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy here. You can see your practice’s DPA status via the Health Workforce Locator.

Mandatory questions are marked with an *

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Primary Health Network for the Hunter, New England and Central Coast (Primary Health Network) is committed to working with the region’s GPs to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system. 

    Feedback from GP practices in some parts of our region has revealed difficulty in recruiting GPs due to the Commonwealth Government’s Distribution Priority Area (DPA) Policy^.

    We are working with local GPs to reduce barriers to recruiting GPs in areas of high need. 

    The information obtained from the survey will be used to identify areas of primary care workforce vulnerability across the region and to identify possible improvements to the current approach to allocating the GP workforce. Your response to the survey is vital and will help shape our policy paper to the Commonwealth Department of Health on this important issue.

    This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and should ideally be completed by the GP Owner/CEO, Practice Principal or Practice Manager. 

    Please complete a separate survey for all practice locations.

    Your privacy is important to us. Your responses are confidential, and we will not disclose identified personal data or responses, unless you indicate otherwise. All data will be collected using a secure password protected survey tool and stored on password protected cloud storage servers.

    ^The Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy replaced the District of Workforce Shortage in July 2019 and allocates GPs based on gender and age demographics and the socio-economic status of patients living in an area. Read more about the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) policy here. You can see your practice’s DPA status via the Health Workforce Locator.

    Mandatory questions are marked with an *

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