Applications are now open for the East Gippsland Trust Fund which provides funding for general practices to support their GPs to improve patient care and health status in the East Gippsland region. For more information, click here. To apply, visit the RWAV website. This grant has been developed by RWAV in consultation with Gippsland PHN and EV GP Training.
We are thrilled to announce 3 GPs associated with EVGPT received Length of Service Awards. Dr Bruce Johnston Bruce has served the central Gippsland community of Sale as a GP for nearly 30 years, including VMO duties at Central Gippsland Health Service. Much loved by patients and colleagues, Bruce is a Director at Inglis Medical Centre, a long-time training practice for GP Registrars and medical students. Dr Geoffrey Campbell Geoff is a well-known Rural Generalist GP in West Gippsland recently accredited as a GP Supervisor at Bunyip Medical Centre. He has practiced for many years as a GP anaesthetist and has been involved in medical student education. Dr Nola Maxfield Nola is a Rural Generalist GP in Wonthaggi where she has practiced for nearly 40 years providing GP, anaesthetics and obstetric services locally. Wonthaggi have long hosted medical learners including registrars. Nola’s passionate advocacy for rural general practice has seen her in distinguished roles nationally (she is a former President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia) and she continues to serve as a Board Director at EVGPT and the…
EVGPT has achieved a record number of applications for entry into GP training next year. Applications for the 2022 AGPT program across both rural and general pathways were the highest since EVGPT commenced in 2016. EVGPT’s rural training pathway attracted 51 applications for 40 places with the general training pathway receiving 152 applications for 80 places. “This is an excellent result in difficult times. The past 12 months has had many challenges for our industry, for junior doctors and indeed for our organisation,” says Dr Mark Rowe, CEO. “To see the high level of interest in pursuing general practice training with EVGPT acknowledges the sustained excellent performance of our staff and stakeholder organisations. Importantly our work will lead to better health outcomes for our communities,” says Dr Rowe. Read the full media release on our applicant numbers.
On #WorldFamilyDoctorDay we acknowledge the central role of Family Doctors in the delivery of personal, comprehensive, and continuing healthcare for all patients. A shout out to all GP supervisors, registrars and medical educators working throughout Eastern Victoria. Thank you for your contributions to the community. #WorldFamilyDoctorDay #WFDD2021