It does not matter how many there are to train (doctors and nurses) when there is nobody left to do the teaching and nobody left to do the employing. Government's solution to the problem is to increase the pressures - financial and work-load - on Practices. Primary Care's response is to appoint the fox to run the hen-house. Looks like this is going to work out well.
Treating 23,500 elective day surgery patients in rural New Zealand is just part of the story. Education, training and workshops to support rural doctors and nurses is leaving a much bigger footprint
New Zealand Doctor