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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 11 Oct 2022


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How to become a GP in Australia webinar series – Peak bodies and agencies

On-demand recorded 11 Oct 2022

This webinar explains the Government programs, peak bodies and agencies in Australia.

The session explains the linkages between Medicare, AHPRA and professional indemnity insurance. 

We learn about Rural Workforce Agencies, their role and how they can assist with your move to Australia. 

Special insurance programs including worker's compensation and road accident insurance are also covered.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the links between professional indemnity, Medical registration and Medicare
  2. Outline the role of the workforce agencies in Australia
  3. Describe at least two types of special insurance programs in Australia

This event is part of How to become a GP in Australia webinar series. Events in this series are:


Anthony Llewellyn
Adj Assoc Professor (B Med Sci, MB BS, FRANZCP, MHA GAICD)

Anthony has extensive experience and knowledge of the medical careers process in Australia, including the pathways for IMG doctors to embark on medical careers in Australia. Anthony has worked in a number of Executive and medical workforce roles for over 25 years, including four years as the Executive Medical Director, Health Education & Training Institute of NSW. Anthony currently works with thousands of individual doctors to assist them in applying for and preparing for job applications and career transitions. In addition Anthony works with a number of organisations, including several specialty medical colleges, on medical workforce related projects. Anthony hosts a very popular medical careers blog and YouTube channel the career doctor.


Gae Nuttall
Risk Advisor

Gae Nuttall is a Risk Adviser at MDA National, joining the organisation in May 2015. Gae’s professional interests include medico-legal education, practice management and accreditation systems. She is also a Registered Nurse, with extensive experience in medical education and orientation of doctors new to the Australian health care system. As part of MDA National’s Support in Practice team Gae provides practical assistance and advice to medical practitioners and practice managers to help reduce their medico-legal risk.

Dr Palmyra De Banks
General Practitioner

Palmyra is a UK trained GP who moved to Australia in 2012. She has an interest in medical education, supervising registrars and medical students, as well as doing shared care and women's health. Palmyra joined the RACGP Victorian Faculty in 2015 and is currently Clinical Director (Victoria) and national Head of Performance for the ForHealth Medical Group, one of the largest corporations Nationally. Palmyra is on the Medical Insurance Group Australia (MIGA) advisory board for Victoria and various Medical Panels. Palmyra recently completed a Masters in Medical and Healthcare Law from Melbourne University.

Georgie Nash
Workforce solutions

Georgie has been in the Workforce Solutions team at Rural Health West since 2011. During this time, Georgie has focussed on permanent GP recruitment, and the various retention programs that allow GPs access to Medicare provider numbers and support after commencement. Georgie has had a great deal of experience with International Medical Graduate recruitment to rural Western Australia, and loves the unique and complex nature of each case. Georgie works closely with AHPRA, the RACGP, ACRRM and Medicare and is very familiar with the processes and procedures. Rural Health West is an expert in the field, and have become well known for a personalised, free service to candidates, general practices, and communities.


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