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CEO Update (September 2017)

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Welcome to the Spring Edition of EV e-News, we trust it provides lots of useful information.


The most recent Registrar Satisfaction Survey results have been released by the Department of Health. The Survey asks Registrars from across Australia questions on their training experience, their RTO performance, and the AGPT program more generally.

Overall satisfaction levels nationally were reasonably high with most categories receiving outcomes exceeding 90% for ‘satisfied or above’. The results for EV were very positive, well above the national average.

EV results for ‘very satisfied’ were markedly above the national average. For example, 34.4% of our Registrars were very satisfied with the quality of overall training and education experience, compared to the national average of 16.1%. Very satisfied with orientation and induction: 31% compared with 17% nationally. Workshops provided: 38% compared with 18%.

The results reflect the quality of the Training Practice experience across Eastern Victoria, the quality of the GP Supervisors involved in our program, and the quality and commitment of our own staff.

Our Registrar section in this newsletter contains an Infographic link showing how we compare, plus other useful information on our registrar cohort.

Medical Education news includes feedback on the recent GPTEC 2017 – this year’s GP Training convention. A number of our Medical Educators, QA and Research delivered presentations and workshops to the forum – very pleasing and something we continue to support.

Looking forward to our next Supervisor Residential at Yarra Valley in October. The Practice and Supervisor Support team have put together a value-add agenda. Hope to see you there.

Plans are well advanced for the roll out of the Pivotal Information System across Eastern Victoria. We will be communicating important information on this initiative later this week.

Round two of our Practice Match opens soon. Our training capacity is currently in good shape and I am confident all of our registrars will have the opportunity to be placed for next year.

Selection of new Registrars for 2018 is taking shape with letters of offer sent out and acceptances received from one hundred and thirteen successful applicants – so far. Thank you to all those involved last month interviewing the applicants at our Hawthorn East and Churchill offices. Big effort put in and the weekend went very well. There are a few final places to be finalised with some further interviews occurring at Churchill on 1 October.

We are delighted to announce that EV has been successful in obtaining funding via the Rural Junior Doctors Innovation Training Fund.

The Intern General Practice Placements Program (IGPPP) consists of 10 rotations offered to interns within the Gippsland Rural Intern Training Program (GRIT) which is managed by Latrobe Regional Hospital. The rotations will be co-ordinated by EV in collaboration with LRH and undertaken at Heyfield Medical Centre and Maffra Medical Group. We look forward to working with both staff and interns involved in this program.

ACRRM recently presented EV with its Bi-College Accreditation Outcome Report.. EV has received accreditation from ACRRM to deliver the College Training as part of the AGPT program, until 31 December 2020. This outcome reflects a lot of good work over the last twelve months to build the EV way of delivering GP Training in our region including the requirement that our program meets the training needs of both ACRRM and RACGP.

The RACGP Bi-College Accreditation Outcome Report is expected in coming weeks.

The value of what we do reflects the knowledge and experience of our people. That’s a fact.

David Glasson, CEO