What are the challenges facing rural GP practices?

24/05/2022. Our healthcare specialist, Andrew Pow recently joined the team at Medics Money for a podcast looking at the lives of rural GPs and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Some of the issues facing rural GPs include;

  • Larger practice area which impacts the dynamics of both GPs and their patients
  • Access to other secondary care (i.e., dentistry, out of hours)
  • Lack of recruitment opportunities (clinical and non-clinical staff)
  • Poor infrastructure services (broadband)
  • The impact of tourism during peak seasons, increasing practice foot-traffic 

To listen to the full podcast, please see the link below.

Medics money podcast - episode 93