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May 23

EV welcomes the following staff to the organisation: Pauline Gunn, Data Quality and Training Records Administrator – General Pathway Jenny Lamb, Data Quality and Training Records Administrator – Rural Pathway (maternity relief for Alice Winning) Julieanne McLuckie, Program Manager – Gippsland Medical Workforce Planning Dr Brad Martin, ACRRM Support (filling in for Dr Elise Ly while she is on leave) Auntie Nellie Flagg, Cultural Advisor New ME coordinators have been appointed: Dr Heather McGarry, Group Education Coordinator Dr Caroline Johnson, Registrar Support and Progress Coordinator (General Pathway)

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May 23

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk Quality Assurance Things have been busy over Research & Quality Assurance. As you will already know, bringing together two high quality training programs and merging them into one cohesive program is quite a task! From a QA perspective, it has been critical to establish a foundation for ensuring we meet our training obligations. As such, our QA framework and Approaches to program planning, implementation and evaluation are essentially complete. These documents provide a process for us to ensure our education and training programs, including in-practice and out-of-practice training activities and resources, meet their learning objectives and align with EV’s strategic objectives, priorities and KPIs, and RACGP and ACRRM training standards. Together with James Brown and Andrew Roberts, we have also led the charge to generate EV Principles of Operation….

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May 23

Hello from your fellow RLOs! As you are all aware, there is a lot happening in the coming few months – including the practice match of which the stage 1 process commences in July. To help everyone better prepare, we are anticipating to hold a workshop at the end of June (discussions should include an update from EV’s CEO, practice match details, outer metropolitan requirements, contracts and remuneration, training time requirements) – more details to be sent out closer to the date! Also, a friendly reminder to enroll in the RACGP exams for those anticipating to sit the written exams in July before 8pm AEST 10 June 2016. Just highlighting again to all registrars to remember to apply for RACGP membership as of this year, it is a requirement for all registrars to be members. In more exciting news, we are calling out to everyone for suggestions for our social event for the year – we want to know what type of event people would prefer and any ideas will be taken greatly into consideration. We understand there have been a few changes this year, and we encourage…

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May 23

Professional Development The first five months of the year, have provided supervisors the opportunity to attend regional and rural meetings, new supervisor workshops and a residential as part of the professional development program. There have also been two practice manager workshops – one in Hawthorn and the other in Gippsland. In the reminder of the year there are more core workshops scheduled as well as regional meetings, another residential and more meetings for practice managers. So there are plenty of opportunities to not only upskill but also to meet others from other practices either nearby or further afield. We have also been working on online modules, especially for practice managers. To that end, we did some filming recently with a group of budding actors amongst our medical educators, practice mangers, supervisors and registrars. We hope to have the final cuts soon; the modules will eventually be available through EVE. Practice Accreditation The accreditation panel has looked at a number of areas as we work towards a uniform whole of region approach to accreditation. Firstly, from 2017, all practices that wish to be accredited will need to be able to take registrars…

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May 23

On Tuesday 19 April we held our first Annual General Meeting (AGM) and officially announced the Appointed Directors, Eligible Directors and new company members. We now have an 11 person Board, the Directors are: Eligible Registrar Directors – Dr Anthony Hadj (General Pathway) and Dr Mitch Kraan (Rural Pathway) for a term of 2 years each. Eligible Supervisor Directors – Dr Fred Edwards (Rural Pathway) and Dr Laurie Warfe (General Pathway) for a term of 3 years each. Appointed Directors – Mr Neil Greenaway for 3 years, Ms Lea Pope for 2 years and Dr Edward Vergara for 1 year. Existing Founding Directors – Dr Letitia Clark, Dr Nola Maxfield, Dr Grant Connoley and Dr Roheela D’Cruz At the conclusion of the AGM and in in accordance with the Eastern Victoria GP Training Constitution, the Founding Members being Victorian Metropolitan Alliance and Southern GP Training cease to be Members. These organisations were acknowledged for their contribution in supporting GP training in southern and central Victoria. Our first meeting as a full Board was held on Tuesday 17 May, during the meeting we determined office-bearer positions and Board committee membership….

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May 23

Welcome to the May edition of the EV Newsletter. The training year for the AGPT programme is in full swing for our 350 registrars and 160 training practices across Eastern Victoria. The first EV GP Supervisor residential was held at San Remo in early May. By all accounts the event was very well received, with the right mix of professional development, collegial networking and social activity. Importantly it also provides the perfect opportunity for exchange of information and ideas from across our region on GP training related matters. Our second residential will take place in mid-October this year. Feedback from San Remo will inform how we can make these events more valuable still. This edition contains useful information for Practice Managers, Registrars and Supervisors on EV’s first AGM, educational development throughout the region, changes to how EV manages part-time training, an update on practice accreditation, news from the Research & QA team, a message from our RLOs to registrars and other important news for registrars and practices. We look forward to hearing from you over the balance of this Semester.

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May 23

Educational Development Andrew Roberts is developing a framework for EV to use to ensure that we cover the curricula of both RACGP and ACRRM in our educational delivery. This framework will map the curriculum against our three areas of educational support – in-practice learning, workshops and support of private learning. The framework includes developing EV domains of competency for registrars that can be mapped to the domains of competence of both colleges. He is also working on staged competencies building on the work that George Zaharias has previously done. Andrew is leading a workshop at a national meeting of medical educators to share our work with other RTOs and to hear how others are approaching this task. Patrick Kinsella, with Judith Culliver, Fred Edwards and Gerard Connors, led a very successful supervisor residential workshop at San Remo. The workshop had a noticeably vibrant atmosphere. In their verbal and written feedback about the workshop, supervisors clearly valued the collegial networking they were able to achieve. They also indicated that they found the educational sessions valuable. Many reported that their passion for their work as supervisors was invigorated by their experience of the workshop. The…

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Mar 21

New RLO and RLO email addresses Firstly, we are excited to welcome the addition of Roisin Kinsella to the RLO team. Roisin’s role will primarily focus on issues relating to our rural registrars while Jom, Anza and Diem will continue to address matters concerning registrars working in metropolitan areas. However, in saying this, we work as a close team to support you all. Apologies to all of you who may have been trying to contact us over the transitional period. We now have two new e-mail addresses: Rlo.metro@evgptraining.com.au and Rlo.rural@evgptraining.com.au Please drop us a line if you have any concerns, questions or need anything clarified. As your RLOs, we’re here to support you through your training so don’t hesitate to get in touch if there are any issues. The Future of General Practice Conference 2016 Where: Brisbane When: 1st-3rd April This conference is organised by GPRA (General Practice Registrars Australia). The program looks good and we encourage you all to consider checking it out and registering. It is a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills while meeting fellow…

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Mar 21

Access to Pivotal and GPrime2 Access to Pivotal and GPrime2 is available through the EV GP Training website at www.evgptraining.com.au Please update any of your bookmarks from VMA or SGPT bookmarks to ensure your continued and future access to Pivotal and GPrime2. VMA and SGPT websites will be closing in the near future (end April for VMA) and so it is important to make this change now as all bookmarks will be lost when this occurs. Supervisor PD The Supervisor PD program has begun with a meeting at Churchill on 19 February for the Gippsland supervisors while the Peninsula group on 15 March. The meetings are a mix of education and business/program updates and there were good numbers in attendance at both. The remaining two areas, South East and North East will meet on 19 March. In addition, practice managers from Gippsland met in early March for an update and the metropolitan group will be meeting on the 19 April. Practice accreditation news The newly formed accreditation panel had their first meeting in March. Several practices were due for reaccreditation and several new supervisors…

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