In recent years, most areas in our region have lost the District of Workforce Shortage status, meaning there is no longer the same incentives for GPs to practice here.
However, GPs have told us that they need more doctors in their practice to ease the workload and more allied health services are needed for their patients. We have received similar feedback from the community who say they want better access to a doctor, particularly outside of normal business hours.
In an effort to attract more GPs, nurses and allied health professionals to our region, we've created the Come work, live and play...in the Nepean Blue Mountains campaign which features a video highlighting the work-life benefits of living and working in our region. This video will be shared on social media and through other channels over the next 12 months.
We ask that you to share this video with your networks to encourage more health professionals to practice in our region.