EV are saddened at the news of the passing of Dr Peter Lindstedt, an EV GP supervisor at Paynesville Medical Centre. We are so grateful to Dr Lindstedt for his support of registrars in the practice, and for his tireless commitment to Paynesville and the East Gippsland medical community over many years. We send our deepest condolences to Peter’s wife Jenny and to his children Ken, Leon and Sophie, a current EV registrar.
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We recently met with the new National Rural Health Commissioner, A/Prof Ruth Stewart and discussed approaching solutions to the issues of rural GP recruitment and retention, with particular focus on pre-vocational opportunities for junior doctors. The rural pipeline has complex ‘bottlenecks’ and we are excited to work with A/Prof Stewart and other relevant agencies in creating innovative solutions and structural reform
We have been monitoring the difficulties of the RACGP KFP examination undertaken today. We note the frustration for all concerned particularly the distress people are feeling in an environment magnified with COVID-19, family disruptions, exam preparation and the like. EVGPT is here to support our registrars through this difficult time including presentation to the RACGP on your behalf to ensure that no disadvantage is present and that individual circumstances are considered. We will work with RACGP to ensure our registrars are sensitively and justly considered in these circumstances. Should you have any issues please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org If your concerns are of an immediate nature, please call my mobile on 0428 961 529 We will continue to converse with RACGP and inform you should any further decisions or actions which will be made that will affect you. Dr. Mark Rowe Professor Neil Spike Chief Executive Officer Director of Medical Education & Training
This week we met with the Jane Anderson and Alastair Edgar to discuss the Access to Services Action Plan which the Latrobe Health Advocate is overseeing. Some key issues touched on included distribution of workforce issues, supervision, research and importantly understanding community needs. We are excited to be working with Jane and the other organisations including Gippsland PHN, Latrobe City Council, Monash Rural Health involved in supporting this initiative #ruralgeneralpractice #communityhealth #GPpipeline
Eastern Victoria GP Training (EV) has partnered with Latrobe Regional Hospital and several rural general practices to provide rural primary care rotations for junior doctors in Gippsland since 2018. The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund (RJDTIF) is a Commonwealth Department of Health initiative. EV is the only Regional Training Provider to participate in this National scheme. This is a valuable program for doctors wanting to experience general practice and develop their skills for a future rural medical career. The doctors are well supported to extend their learning and immerse themselves in their local community. Read the full media release here.
Congratulations Dr Terence Heng on winning the 2020 RACGP Victorian GP Supervisor of the Year! Terence is an EV Supervisor and has practiced at Vermont and Nunawading. Terence is a dedicated educator and mentor to both current and past registrars who have worked at his practice. He is an innovative teacher and uses technology platforms to discuss interesting cases and learning points with learners. He is well respected within his community and much-loved GP to his patients. Through his work, Terence shows both the medical community and the public that General Practitioners are able to manage a wide breadth of presentations to a very high standard, improving the image of General Practice.