Welcome to the registrars who commenced their GP training journeys with GPT1 2022.2 orientations today! Orientation at Churchill began with a Welcome to Country by Professor Marlene Drysdale, Senior Aboriginal Health Educator and Advisor at EV. Hawthorn orientation began with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony facilitated by Uncle Ringo Terrick (pictured). It’s wonderful to see GPT1 registrars resume face-to-face workshops this semester!
A Transition to College-led Training page is now available on the EV website. This space is dedicated to information and quick links associated with transition. We encourage anyone seeking information to visit the Transition to College-led Training page or the relevant College website. ACRRM Website RACGP Website We will continue to add relevant links and documents as they become available. If you have any additional queries about transition to College-led training please direct them to either College.
Get up! Stand up! Step up! NAIDOC week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – their history, culture, and achievements. EV encourages all staff and registrars to get involved and learn about this amazing culture – after all, it is one of the oldest continuing living cultures in the world! Through ongoing participation in EV’s Reconciliation Action Plan, we aim to continue to raise awareness and encourage participation in one of the many local NAIDOC events – many of these events are free so be sure to sign up fast!
EV is committed to the continuous improvement in the training of doctors in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. Each year, the Australian Government commissions an external research company to conduct a survey of GP registrars to gauge the level of satisfaction with their training, regional training organisations and career progression. The 2021 AGPT National Registrar Survey (NRS) Final Report is available to download from the Department of Health website and EV’s results can be found here. In 2022, the AGPT NRS will again be administered to all eligible AGPT registrars by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The survey will be open on June 27 and run for four weeks and each registrar is sent this survey to their personal email. Registrars, EV encourages you to have your say and provide your thoughts by completing the survey. Please monitor your email for an invitation to complete the survey, full detail will be provided including a link to the survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and the results enable the Department of Health to…
EV’s second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was approved for the period July 2020 to December 2021 in line with our initial contracted arrangements as a Regional Training Provider delivering the AGPT Program. Once a contract extension was agreed with the Department of Health, EV approached Reconciliation Australia to extend our RAP. We were granted an additional six months to July 2022 making our RAP active for the maximum two year period. Our updated RAP can be viewed here. While formally our RAP will conclude at the end of July, our commitment to RAP activities and ethos will continue for the life of our organisation. In the second half of 2022 EV will contribute to the annual RAP Impact Measurement Report and the biennial Workplace RAP Barometer.
Tonight is the AIDA 25th Anniversary Gala which EV is delighted to be a sponsor of. AIDA is the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association whose purpose is to grow ethical and professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island doctors who will lead and drive equitable and just health outcomes for all peoples. To find out more about AIDA’s valuable work on their website. See below some photos taken at the successful event.
EV staff gathered together for morning tea and an insightful presentation by Professor Marlene Drysdale, Senior Aboriginal Health Educator and Advisor, to acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week. EV acknowledges our contribution individually and collectively to reconciliation in Australia as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan commitment.