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Kirsten Hailes

Jul 03

EV welcomes the appointment of Associate Professor Ruth Stewart as Australia’s next National Rural Health Commissioner. A/Prof Stewart will replace Emeritus Professor Paul Worley who, as Australia’s inaugural National Rural Health Commissioner, has been in the role since 2017. Her appointment is supported by industry leaders. ACRRM President Dr Ewen McPhee says the appointment of A/ Prof Stewart demonstrates the government is serious about the future of our rural and remote communities. “We commend the Ministers on selecting someone who is clearly passionate, informed and proactive, and we are confident they have chosen the best person for the job,” Dr McPhee says. “A/Prof Stewart is a highly experienced and committed rural doctor,” RDAA President, Dr John Hall, said. She worked for 22 years as a procedural GP in Camperdown in South West Victoria. In 2012 she moved to Queensland where she worked as a Senior Medical Officer on Thursday Island until 2019. She was then appointed Associate Professor of Rural Medicine and Director of Rural Clinical Training with James Cook University. Her roles include serving on the Boards of RDAA,…

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Jul 03

Generally speaking, Billy fell into the role of co-host on the RACGP Podcast that is currently running on various streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Play. “I had done some media training for the RACGP and a couple of months later I got a phone call asking if I would like to take part in a podcast for the College as they had “scouted” me! I was toying with the idea of doing something similar myself, so it was good timing.” “The aim is to inform as many GPs and GP trainees about the latest medical developments, give them tips on personal wellbeing, connect GPs through the podcast) and help improve the health of our communities. “Being produced by the RACGP it is tailored to GPs in Australia, including GP trainees, however the audience is going to be broader, even international, as it is being published on an open platform. “My co-host Dr Gill Singleton is fantastic, we actually only met for this podcast. On paper, RACGP thought we would be a great match, and we have been! She has…

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Jun 25

From the commencement of semester 2 2020, there will be an increase in GP registrar base rates.   The specific clause in the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) that relates to the increase is clause 11.1 Indexation – The base rates of pay prescribed in this agreement will be reviewed at the beginning of each financial year and adjusted in line with the most recent indexation of the MBS, level 23 consultation item. The new base rates of pay will become applicable in the training term immediately following the MBS increase.  Registrars will commence receiving the MBS increase from 1 July as part of their percentage calculation.  However, the base salary rate increase of 1.5% will not come into effect until the commencement of semester 2 2020 (3 August 2020).   For enquiries:  Registrars should contact GPRA directly  Supervisors and practice managers should contact GPSA directly. 

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Jun 25
CEO Update Welcome to the winter edition of EV news.  2020 has had a challenging start.  The summer bushfires throughout the state were particularly devastating in Gippsland. Our communities were...
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Jun 25
Registrar Placements in Aboriginal Health Services  Four registrars are on part-time placement in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Semester 1, 2020 - placed at three of our active services. They will...
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Jun 25
RLO Update Hello registrars, what a start to 2020. It hasn’t been just a challenging one for established GPs but also a particularly tricky time for GPs in training: from changes in face to face learning;...
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Jun 25

Intern GP Rotation (IGPPP) – Orientation Lunch In January, an Orientation lunch was held at the Tinamba Hotel for the new cohort of interns from the Gippsland Rural Intern Training Program. These interns will undertake a GP rotation this year. The program was hosted by Dr Kelly Seach with Practice Managers and Supervisors attending from Breed St Clinic, Heyfield Medical Centre and Maffra Medical Group.  All 15 interns attended and had the opportunity to listen to a number of speakers including Professor Marlene Drysdale who spoke about the history of Aboriginals in Gippsland and Aboriginal Health. Dr Damian Hannon, EV Registrar and Registrar Medical Educator spoke with his RLO and GPRA ‘Future GP Program’ hat on. Dr Stacey Smith who was in their shoes 12 months again spoke about her experience and why she has now joined the GP Rural pathway with EV. Thank you to all staff involved from EV and the practices, this was an invaluable opportunity for the interns – which was appreciated by all.   GPO & GPA Rural Generalist Trainee Statewide Workshop – Ballarat The…

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Jun 25
Practice Manager Support EV held three Practice Manager Professional Development sessions via zoom. The sessions focussed on self-care for personal and professional wellbeing facilitated by Dr Caroline Johnson.  PM Connect...
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Jun 25
Research With the departures of James Brown and Cat Kirby, the EV research team have been busy reporting completed projects, continuing existing projects and submitting new ones.  Completed projects Transition...
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