Welcome to our first newsletter for 2017. Full of useful information for training practices and registrars.
- Newly accredited training practices over the last twelve months: 30
- Total number of training practices: 190
- GP supervisors: 400
- Registrars in the Eastern Victoria program (including those currently awaiting fellowship): 440
This year is about delivering GP education and training to the highest standard. It includes supporting training practices in the supervision and teaching of our registrars and aligning GP training in Eastern Victoria to the future primary health care workforce needs of our communities.
Areas of emphasis in 2017
- Engagement with contributors to primary health care education, training and workforce distribution across Eastern Victoria.
- Influencing decisions to remove structural impediments to effective GP training.
- Support for training practice supervision and teaching through our program support, practice and supervisor, and registrar progress and support people.
- Ongoing activity to improve the information systems supporting training delivery.
- Promoting better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health including training opportunities in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health posts, cultural awareness and education throughout the training program.
GP supervisor residential
Looking forward to the first GP supervisor residential of the year at San Remo, in early May and hope many GP supervisors are able to attend.
EV welcomes the involvement of the RACGP and the ACRRM in the selection of future registrars. This transition of responsibilities from the Department of Health to the Colleges is a sensible development. We look forward to collaborating with both the RACGP and ACRRM to implement the changes.
David Glasson, CEO