This week we met with the Jane Anderson and Alastair Edgar to discuss the Access to Services Action Plan which the Latrobe Health Advocate is overseeing. Some key issues touched on included distribution of workforce issues, supervision, research and importantly understanding community needs. We are excited to be working with Jane and the other organisations including Gippsland PHN, Latrobe City Council, Monash Rural Health involved in supporting this initiative #ruralgeneralpractice #communityhealth #GPpipeline
Eastern Victoria GP Training (EV) has partnered with Latrobe Regional Hospital and several rural general practices to provide rural primary care rotations for junior doctors in Gippsland since 2018. The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund (RJDTIF) is a Commonwealth Department of Health initiative. EV is the only Regional Training Provider to participate in this National scheme. This is a valuable program for doctors wanting to experience general practice and develop their skills for a future rural medical career. The doctors are well supported to extend their learning and immerse themselves in their local community. Read the full media release here.
Congratulations Dr Terence Heng on winning the 2020 RACGP Victorian GP Supervisor of the Year! Terence is an EV Supervisor and has practiced at Vermont and Nunawading. Terence is a dedicated educator and mentor to both current and past registrars who have worked at his practice. He is an innovative teacher and uses technology platforms to discuss interesting cases and learning points with learners. He is well respected within his community and much-loved GP to his patients. Through his work, Terence shows both the medical community and the public that General Practitioners are able to manage a wide breadth of presentations to a very high standard, improving the image of General Practice.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Elisabeth Wearne to the role of Deputy Director of Medical Education and Training – Rural Pathway. Dr Wearne has been working with us for many years as a Supervisor and Medical Educator, and in fact completed her GP training in the region. Dr Wearne will lead our team in the region continuing our positive and productive engagement with regional partners. Read the full release here.
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