A general practitioner training provider in Gippsland says the region will still have to work to keep GPs under a $630 million Federal Government plan.
The Government plans to fund hundreds more GP and specialist training places in rural and regional areas over the next decade.
The chief executive of Get GP, Susan Lloyd, says that could mean extra training places in Gippsland.
But she says the community will still have to convince graduates to stay in the area after they complete their training.
“Within the Gippsland region it’s a wonderful announcement that we need to make sure that we can optimise and work with our community to ensure that we can take this as an opportunity but also then encourage these graduates and medical professionals to stay within our rural and remote regions,” she said.