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Would you like to return to Australia after coming back to the UK from Australia?

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Did you ill-advisedly respond to the advert calling for UK GPs in Australia to come back to Britain to work?

If so then, we want to hear from you.

We are currently re-recruiting cohorts for an April 2015 start - here are just some endorsements of the programme from last year:

‘“You want to do what? Have you had a knock on the head?” Words my wife uttered to me when I said I wanted to move back to the UK. It’s true I tried to settle back into the British way of life but spending a sham-summer wrestling with a flimsy umbrella showed me the error of my ways.

‘Thanks to Australia’s re-recruitment scheme though I’m back on track.’ - Relieved, 52, Brisbane

‘One minute I was drinking in the Sydney sunshine enjoying life and the next I was standing in a queue in Greggs.

‘I’m not sure how it happened, it was like waking up in an endless drizzly nightmare populated by people who eat pies filled with cat meat and despair.’ - Confused, 38, Sydney

So if you, like many others, would like to return to Australia after coming back to the UK from Australia, then give us a call now.

Dr Kevin Hinkley is a GP in Aberdeen.

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  • I left Oz looking for a peaceful job closer home. Never regretted this in the past but more recently have been wondering why the sunny Brighton beach in Melbourne scoured by metal detectors for needles in the warm evenings suddenly transformed to a cold Brighton beach with stones and pebbles although still February,,,,,and the signs in the sky beckon the Medicare card all the way to UK.

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  • "pies filled with cat meat and despair" - should be their new advertising slogan!!

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  • no way would I be leaving aus to be attacked by mps and patients, if only I could go to Aus

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  • Guess the Aussies got it right with the work-life balance!

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  • I have visited Oz 4 times in the past 7 years and the cost of living there has rocketed over this period. Despite this the vastly superior quality of life and easily attainable work/life balance remains unchanged. Professional people continue to experience a lifestyle down under that they will NEVER achieve here in the UK. This country seems determined to drive out anyone and everyone that could return it to a great place to be. For various personal reasons I am unable to depart this Septic Isle but see no good reason why anyone that CAN go doesn’t. Mmmm....’Cat meat and despair’.....sums it up perfectly!

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  • We live in New Zealand (not quiet like Australia, but close enough???) and husband want to return to UK. Why - better salary and lower cost of living including better quality of food, patient do not have to pay for medical care. But against this is the lifestyle here: 15 min GP appointments, very rarely a patient complaint and: one can live with less money relatively comfortable. Skin cancer rate is however a big concern. "the grass is greener on the other side" applies: not all is bad in the UK - we will have an annual rethink of our situation.

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  • Bob Hodges

    I had a Nihilism and Onion pasty from Greggs last week. Couldn't be arsed to finish it.

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  • It would be suicidal for doctors who have moved to Australia to return to tthe current set up in nHs and GMC MPTS.GMC MPTS accepts NHs's complaints at face value putting GPs and doctors to unwarrantedtests of competence;when these tests of competence should have been applied To GMC MPTS for accepting NHS's complaints without question.NHS have been ignoring NIOCE guidelines and Employment law making practicing doctors in the UK's lives a torture

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  • moving to Australia in the next 12 months, want a brighter life for me and my family, can't wait

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  • Still miss Oz, but it was return to UK or face divorce. Anyone harbouring doubts about Oz, don't - go now.

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