On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff at Eastern Victoria GP Training, we express our deepest sympathy to the family, colleagues and peers of RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon, who passed away on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Dr Nespolon was a passionate and tireless advocate for general practice. As a GP and a leader, he will be missed. More information can be found here.
We are excited to be leading 3 major research projects which all support our vision for healthier communities. The projects are essential to foster continous improvement of general practice training. The 3 projects are: the National GP Supervisor Curriculum Project, the National GP Supervisor Framework Project and the Cultural Safety Project and all involve improving the curriculum for our Supervisors. Read the full release here
For the first time in its history, NAIDOC Week celebrations have been postponed. Usually held in July each year, this will now take place from 8 – 15 November. This year’s theme Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for our continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week is a time of great celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and EV will be joining the celebrations in November. Find out more here.
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,…
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…
We are excited to launch the 2020 EV Awards. This year we are pleased to announce a new award category – Training Practice of the Year. The awards are an opportunity to : Acknowledge the substantive contribution training practices make to GP Training. Recognise contributions made by supervisors to medical education and their role in shaping the next generation of GPs. Acknowledge the exceptional performances by Registrars. We encourage you to consider a worthy recipient for the EV Awards. For more information, view the EV Awards page.
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.
We have been rated highly by supervisors and registrars in surveys undertaken by the Commonwealth Department of Health and General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA). We are extremely pleased that supervisors’ satisfaction with EV as a Regional Training Organisation (RTO) ranks the highest nationally. EV has an 80% supervisor satisfaction survey rating of supervisors compared with a national average of 69%. EV registrars’ satisfaction with their training experience is above the national average, and this has been consistent for the past 4 years. The latest National Registrar Survey (NRS) findings indicate that our registrars are highly satisfied with both the RTO experience and the training practice experience. EV’s results are presented in Infographics which can be accessed here NRS EV Results and Supervisor Survey EV Results. Read the Media Release here.
EV has made significant operational changes in the COVID-19 environment. We have had at the forefront of our minds the delivery of healthcare to communities served by Eastern Victoria’s training practices. We are committed to communicating to all registrars, supervisors, practices, and staff to support their health, safety, and welfare; providing them with current information and keeping them up-to-date with the latest information on the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on education and training. In the course of the changes to day to day operations, we have followed advice outlined by the Commonwealth Health Officer and Victorian Government at all stages and have consulted with both GP Colleges and EV Supervisor and Registrar groups. We are satisfied that we have been able to respond quickly and effectively to the disruption the pandemic has created. A summary of EV’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the COVID-19 Information page.