Richard ColbranChief Executive Officer
NSW Rural Doctors Network
The NSW Rural Doctors Network works collaboratively with seven agencies to help implement and recruit for Australia’s rural healthcare workforce. Managing the supply and demand of this critical workforce can come down to your organisation’s strategies for building capacity and training of rural workforces and the initiatives in place to ensure their retention. This session will explore specific case studies across NSW and nationally on the strategies that should be implemented to grow rural workforces.
- Introducing undergraduate scholarships and initiatives to boost graduate recruitment in rural areas
- The need for collaboration to manage expectations for hours of work and understanding traditional rural health skillsets
- Models to develop a more resourceful workforce strategy to manage after hours care, and how to balance this with the expectations of community care