Next week on Tuesday, 7 April, RACGP will be hosting a webinar on their application and selection process featuring the Victorian RTOs. You will hear from an EV Registrar and the MCCC Program Manager. We hope to see you there. If you’re looking for information before then, check out our applicant guide here! or Click here to view all AGPT information events.
Due to the cancellation of the Victorian Rural Health Conference, alternative arrangements will be made for the Victorian Rural Health Awards. We appreciate the patience of those who nominated and further announcements about the awards will be made shortly. More information can be found here.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) welcomes the expansion of telehealth services and bulk-billing incentives announced by the Australian Government today. ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee says these changes will significantly increase the capacity of the rural health system, particularly in general practice. “This is a great step forward,” Dr McPhee says, “and demonstrates the government is listening to rural and remote practitioners. – ACRRM For the full article, click here.
“In the most far-reaching change for general practice in a generation, telehealth will be broadened to include all Australians and new incentives introduced to keep GPs and patients safe during the pandemic.” – News GP For more information, access the original article here.
EV GP Training is committed to the Health and Safety of our staff, stakeholders and the broader community. For this reason, we have temporarily moved all workshops to online learning. We have also closed our offices, so staff will now be working from the comfort of their own homes. If you need to contact us, please visit the Key Program Contacts page. In amongst this rapidly changing environment, EV has been in regular contact with our stakeholders about the impact the…
ACRRM supports clear communication and welcomes health package to support COVID-19. ACRRM has advocated that regular, clear and consistent messaging for health professionals and the general public is vital to managing the outbreak of COVID-19. Read the release here. Following this, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, ACRRM has welcomed the government’s announcement of a $2.4 billion health package. ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee says this will assist to reduce the impact of COVID-19…
RACGP have released a FAQ containing information on RACGP’s position on education and training policies impacted on by COVID-19. The information is for AGPT and PEP trainees, supervisors and training practices. RACGP are working on contingency planning for all the ways COVID 19 may affect their members, staff and activities and will continue to update their website regularly. Read the FAQ here.
The Victorian Rural Health Awards is back for its 15th year. Since 2005 RWAV has proudly hosted the annual Victorian Rural Health Awards to recognise the outstanding contributions made by medical specialists, GPs, nurses, allied health professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers working in rural and regional Victoria. This year, new category selections have been introduced. If you know a rural health professional who should be recognised for their outstanding contribution, nominations are now open: https://www.rwav.com.au/victorian-rural-health-awards-2020/.
This ABC news article outlines various ways the public can assist – it includes links to donate money, goods, and time to bushfire victims.