Number of GPs and Specialists (by speciality) per QLD Postcode

William Burr made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Department of Health.

Dear Department of Health,

Please consider this email for a data request for the most current data (ie 2018) on :
• Number of General Practitioners per postcode in QLD
• Number of Gastroenterologists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Hepatologist per postcode in QLD
• Number of Oncologists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Neurologists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Pain Specialists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Mental Health Professionals per postcode in QLD
• Number of Endocrinologists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Rheumatologists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Respiratory specialists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Reproductive Specialists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Dermatology Specialists per postcode in QLD
• Number of Opthamology Specialists per postcode in QLD

Please provide this in an excel spreadsheet with the following columns:
1. Postcode (eg 4216) ; 2. Role (eg General Practitioners) 3. Number (eg 4)

This data should be based on the current medicare registrations required annually where provider number is connected to a provider location. No provider specific details is requested just aggregate numbers per postcode as per above.

I have reviewed the data AHPRA has online and it is insufficient to meet the above requirements. I have also reviewed the Health Workforce data set and this data is both inaccurate and does not provide the granularity required.

Yours faithfully,

William Burr

FOI, Department of Health

Attention:  William Burr


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documents. You have made a request for data. In addition, the Department
of Health (the Department) does not routinely produce or publish the
number of practitioners by their current registered speciality by


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otherwise by COB Friday 21 September 2018.



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