Abstract: Health service needs in rural and remote areas are different from metropolitan settings. Health care is characterised by smaller populations, larger geographical client areas, fewer medical professionals per population and access to fewer support services. For more than ten years Health Workforce Queensland and its partner rural workforce agencies across Australia have been collecting comprehensive data in relation to the General Practice workforce in rural and remote locations. Health Workforce Queensland maintains an up-to-date database of the medical workforce in rural and remote Queensland that is informed by an annual survey of General Practices and General Practitioners and a variety of other strategies. The locations for which data have been collected are those defined under the Australian Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Areas (RA) system and covers areas from Inner Regional Queensland (RA2) through to Very Remote Queensland (RA5). The data is collated, de-identified and then compiled into a detailed annual report entitled Medical Practice in Rural and Remote Queensland: Minimum Data Set (MDS) Report.