Thank you to everyone in the EV community for your support and hard work this year. Continuing to deliver GP training in 2020 would not have been possible without your commitment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at EV. Watch the Christmas Message from our CEO, Dr Mark Rowe on our YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/L56ETaglru8
Eastern Victoria GP Training (EV) has achieved an excellent result by filling 100% of its training places for 2021 across both rural and general pathways. EV’s training places are spread across Eastern Victoria in metropolitan, outer-metropolitan and rural areas of Eastern Victoria’s footprint. Doctors undertaking the rural pathway spend the majority of their training in our rural region, which is comprised mainly of Gippsland. “Eastern Victoria GP Training is an experienced and well regarded training organisation. We pride ourselves on our quality program, diverse delivery methods and our registrar satisfaction,” says Dr Mark Rowe, CEO. “While this year has had many challenges for our industry and for junior doctors due to COVID-19, we believe that general practice has proven to be an important pillar in primary health care delivery. GPs are at the frontline and are critical in caring for our communities. “To see the high level of interest in training with EV is encouraging for our communities. Our work centres on the GPs in training and the communities they serve throughout our region, and leads to better health…
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…