AMA submission to the Inquiry into the Factors Affecting the Supply of Health Services and Medical Professionals in Rural Areas

10 Jan 2012

The AMA has responded to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into the Factors Affecting the Supply of Health Services and Medical Practitioners in Rural Areas by making a submission identifying key issues affecting the supply of medical professionals in rural Australia and the health of rural Australians.

The AMA submission outlines a comprehensive set of strategies needed to underpin the development of a more sustainable medical workforce in rural areas that meets the needs of local communities.

The submission highlights in particular:generalism, remuneration and incentives, hospital infrastructure and recruitment and retention.