The Governance Institute has recently released its 2020 annual Ethics Index, revealing eight out of 10 people consider GPs ethical, that is 79% of the population, significantly up from 73% in 2019. There is no doubt that GPs play an important role in all our lives, and it is great to see the profession is so well regarded by the Australian public. Read the article here.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 EV Awards. Supervisor of the Year – Rural: Dr Michael Fitzgerald, Foster Medical Centre Supervisor of the Year – Metropolitan: Dr Peter Mitchell, Cheltenham Medical Centre Registrar of the Year – Rural Pathway: Dr Damian Hannon Registrar of the Year – General Pathway: Dr Cheten Mistry Training Practice of the Year – Rural: Tanjil Place Medical, Moe Training Practice of the Year – Metropolitan: Bluff Road Medical Centre, Sandringham The EV Awards recognise the knowledge, capabilities and commitment of GP training practices, supervisors and registrars across Eastern Victoria. They also recognise the value of GPs in our footprint, celebrating the achievements of exceptional individuals who go above and beyond to care for their patients. To all the award winners – congratulations and all the best in your future endeavours in the years ahead. Your communities are lucky to have you. More details on our recipients can be found here.
Drs4Drs have launched Every Doctor, Every Setting: A National Framework to guide coordinated action on the mental health of doctors and medical students. Governments, organisations or services and individuals can show support for the implementation of the framework by acting to: • Sign up and support • Identify three immediate actions you can take • Share your support and identified actions • Implement your actions. Find out more here https://www.drs4drs.com.au/resource-hub/
The Closing the Gap government strategy aims to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as identified by the Council of Australian Governments in 2008. The six targets set at that time in the areas of health, education and employment, were proving difficult to attain – for various reasons such as absence of baseline data and ambitious time frames. Four targets expired in 2018. In December 2016, COAG committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to refresh the agenda, promising a strengths based approach and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would be at the heart of the development and implementation of the next phase of Closing the Gap. A new agreement between the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations and the Australian Government was launched in July 2020. New targets have been established. See the targets here or access the full report.
All EVGPT registrars have received an email from ACER containing this year’s National Registrar Survey. This is an important survey and we strongly encourage all our regitsrars to complete it. Why you should complete the survey? You may be asking yourself this question. We know this year’s been a tough one, extraordinarily so on so many fronts – work, social, family, health, time pressures, and lots of additional stress. Throughout this year, EV has continued to deliver its training to our registrars with as minimal disruption as possible given the environment. We are very keen to hear from you on how we have managed your training overall, but in particular, in this year during COVID. EV relies on the NRS Did you know the NRS is the only registrar survey EV supports? EV relies on this survey to check in with registrar opinions and views about our training program. We don’t run our own as this would create another task for registrars to undertake and we aim to limit these types of activities as best we can. Have your say…
Eastern Victoria GP Training (EV) is delighted to announce the introduction of Palliative Care Advanced Skills Post for Gippsland GP Registrars commencing in February 2021. The post is the result of collaboration by EV, Monash Health and Latrobe Regional Health which commenced in 2018. The three organisations were committed to strengthening Palliative Care GP skills and capacity in the region and looked to establish funding and supervision solutions to support the post. This Advanced Skills Post will be funded as part of Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP), and will augment Gippsland’s existing community palliative care service providers. While palliative services have been increased over the years in Gippsland with a new centre and increased provision of cancer patient care, this post will assist in filling the gap in patient demands even further. “This post will have a huge impact on patients requiring palliative care in our region. Currently, palliative care is delivered in the region by extraordinarily skilled community-based nursing teams who often rely on support from specialists outside the region. Nurturing and developing the palliative care skills of our local GPs and registrars is vital for ensuring patients and their families have access to the best care available where they live ” says Dr Elisabeth…
Pallavi is a passionate and dedicated GP who completed her GP Training with EVGPT. Pallavi is a life-long learner and truly enjoys studying, the pursuit of knowledge and exciting others about the potential of medicine and science. During her training with us, she incorporated a number of interests into her training and was involved in a variety of professional development projects and research projects. She was also the recipient of a number of professional awards. She is also a PHD candidate at Monash University, a Homeward Bound recipient, a 2020 Fulbright Future Scholar and Chair of AMA Victoria Women in Medicine Group. Read her full story here: https://www.evgptraining.com.au/gp-spotlight/