Research aims

Research at Eastern Victoria GP Training (EV) is undertaken with the following aims:

  • Answering questions relevant to EV’s work
  • Building research capacity and understanding amongst registrars, EV as an organisation, and the GP training community
  • Adding to the body of knowledge relating to medical education

Research at EV is supported by research grants.

At any point in time, EV typically has one or two doctors in academic registrar posts. These are part-time positions at universities, allowing the registrars to gain experience working within an academic role and carrying out research projects under the supervision of experienced academic staff.

Current Research Projects

2017

GP supervisors as clinicians and educators: Developing and maintaining multiple professional identities (funded by an Education Research Grant, ACRRM). Belinda Garth, Catherine Kirby, Debra Nestel, James Brown.

Past Research Projects

2016

From clinician to educator: GP supervisor professional identity formation and the implications for training (funded by an Education Research Grant, Department of Health). Belinda Garth, Catherine Kirby, Debra Nestel, James Brown.

Published Research

Updated 29 March 2017

Utility of learning plans in GP training: a mixed-methods national study of registrar, supervisor, and educator perspectives. Belinda Garth, Catherine Kirby, Peter Silberberg, James Brown. BMC Medical Education. 2016, 16:211,  DOI 10.1186/s12909-016-0736-8. Available at https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-016-0736-8

The recording of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status in the general practice clinical record: a cross-sectional analysis of the ReCEnT study. Thomson A, Morgan S, O’Mara P, Henderson K, Tapley A, McElduff P, Spike N, Scott J, van Driel M, Magin P. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2016; 40(Suppl. 1) S70-S74. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12400

Clinical encounters of general practice registrars with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. Thomson A, Morgan S, O’Mara P, Henderson K, Tapley A, McElduff P, Spike N, Scott J, van Driel M, Magin P. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2016;40(Suppl. 1) S75-S80. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12412

Prevalence and associations of general practice nurses’ involvement in consultations of general practitioner registrars: a cross-sectional analysis. Turnock A, Morgan S, Henderson K,, Tapley A, van Driel M, Oldmeadow C, Ball J, Spike N, McArthur L, Presser J, Davey A, Scott J, Magin P. Australian Health Review. 2016; 40(1): 92-99.

The practical implications for Australian GP Training of research on GP Registrars in-consultation requests to supervisors on site. Wearne S, Morgan S, Spike N, McArthur L, Regan C, Tapley A, Magin P. Australian Family Physician. 2016; 45(6); 446-449

Continuity of care in general practice vocational training:  prevalence, associations and implications for training. Pearlman J, Morgan S, van Driel M, Henderson K, Tapley A, McElduff P, Scott J, Spike N, Thomson A, Magin P. 2016. Education for Primary Care. 2016; 27(1): 27-36.

Antibiotic prescribing for sore throat: a cross-sectional analysis of the ReCEnT study exploring the habits of early-career doctors in family practice. Dallas A, van Driel M, Morgan S, Tapley A, Henderson K, Ball J, Oldmeadow C, Davey A, Mulquiney K, Davis J, Spike N, McArthur L, Magin P. Family Practice. 2016; 33(3):302-308.  DOI:10.10.1093/fampra/cmw014

Rates of Referral of GP Registrars for Behavioural/Mental Health Conditions in Children. Freed GL, Morgan S, Tapley A, Spike N, Magin P. Australian Family Physician. 2016; 45(3): 139-142.

The pattern of anxiolytic and hypnotic management by Australian General Practice trainees. Holliday S, Morgan S, Henderson K, Tapley A, Dunlop A,  van Driel M, Spike N, McArthur L, Oldmeadow C, Ball J, Magin P. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2016; Published online 19/5/2016 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dar.12404/abstract

General practice trainees’ clinical experience of dermatology indicates a need for improved education: a cross-sectional analysis from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training Study. Whiting G, Magin P, Morgan S, Tapley A, Pinkerton K, Oldmeadow C, Ball J, vanDriel M, Spike N, McArthur L, Scott J, Stocks N. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2016; Published online DOI: 10.1111/ajd.12.12493

Changes in early-career GPs’ antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infection and acute bronchitis: a multicentre longitudinal study. Magin P, Morgan S, Tapley A, Henderson K,  Holliday E, Ball J, Davis J, Dallas A, Davey A, Spike N, McArthur L, Stewart R, Mulquiney K, van Driel M. Family Practice. 2016; 33(4): 360-367. DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmw025

Anticholinergic medicines in an older primary care population: a cross-sectional analysis of medicines’ levels of anticholinergic activity and clinical indications. Magin P, Morgan S, Tapley A, McCowan C, Parkinson L, Henderson K, Muth C, Hammer M, Pond D, Mate K, Spike N, McArthur L, van Driel M. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2016; 41(5): 486-492. DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12413

General practice trainees’ clinical exposure to ophthalmology during training: a cross-sectional analysis from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training Study. Morgan S, Tapley A, Henderson KM, Spike NA, McArthur LA, Stewart R, Davey AR, Dunlop A, van Driel ML, Magin PJ. The Journal of Primary Health Care. (in press, accepted for publication 14/8/2016)

Home visits and nursing home visits by early-career GPs: a cross-sectional study. Magin P; Catzikiris N; Tapley A; Morgan S; Holliday EG; Ball J; Henderson K; Elliott T; Regan C; Spike N. Family Practice. 2016; (published online DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmw099)

Ad hoc supervision of general practice registrars as a ‘community of practice’: anaylsis, interpretation and re-presentation. Clement T, Brown J, Morrison J, Nestel D. Adv in Health Sci Educ (2016) 21:415-437 DOI 10.1007/S10459-015-9639-4.

“Let’s not reinvent the wheel”: A qualitative investigation of collaboration in the Australian GP education and training sector. Denny B, Chester A, Brown J. Focus on Health Professional Education: A multi-disciplinary Journal. Vol.17,No.1,2016.