AMA warns of risk of further workforce shortage if action not taken immediately

AMA Vice President, Dr Stephen Parnis,says that the AMA is concerned that medical workforce planning in Australia has stalled since the abolition of Health Workforce Australia in the May Budget.

Dr Parnis said that effective and coordinated medical workforce planning is essential to ensure we have a highly skilled medical workforce in the right numbers and in the right places to meet the future health needs of the Australian community.

“We are currently experiencing ongoing medical workforce shortages in a number of specialties, as well as in regional and rural Australia,” Dr Parnis said.

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