Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has welcomed Dr Uzo to the Clermont Community and has encouraged more doctors to make the move to Clermont.
Clermont has been selected for a targeted recruitment program, managed by the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) funded by the Federal Government, allowing a fully qualified GP to train in the town.
“I am very glad Clermont has welcomed a new doctor to the community and I encourage more doctors to make the move to Clermont” Ms Landry said.
“I have been contacted by many constituents in relation to lack of doctors and have been fighting hard to see rural and regional residents receive the same healthcare as people who live in metropolitan areas.
“Thank you to Clermont4Doctors and the entire Clermont community for your tireless advocacy for medical practitioners for your local community.”
Clermont4Doctors Project Coordinator Janelle Otto said the addition of Dr Uzo, from Brisbane, has not only provided the Clermont community with continuity of care, 24/7 hospital cover but also support to the current health team.
“Through the efforts of Dr Sarah McLay, Clermont has also recently received an RVTS Targeted Recruitment position which is a commonwealth funded initiative to attract training doctors into rural communities,” Mrs Otto said.
“The initiative offers a very appealing and substantial package for a doctor to relocate to Clermont to specialise in general practice for a 3-year term.”
The Remote Vocational Training Scheme aims to improve the attraction of GP trainees in rural and remote areas by providing salary incentives to doctors as they train towards GP fellowship.
The position in Clermont is one of 14 available under the 2022 targeted recruitment scheme and is worth almost $456,000 over three years and comes on top of wages.
Applications for the 2022 intake close on September 12.
More information on the RVTS can be found here: https://rvts.org.au/