Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, has advised EVGPT that our contract to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program would be extended through to the first semester, 2023.
This follows the pause in transition to College-led training in early October. The Department of Health is taking the opportunity to examine how GP Training supports key health strategies under development and whether there are opportunities to strengthen rural workforce distribution. Determinants from 2022 have not been made and will be made over the next two years. You can read Minister Hunt’s letter here.
We see this as a positive step with the true ramifications of transition being realised.
The government, colleges and department have each strongly reaffirmed that any changes to the AGPT must minimise any disruption for current or future GP registrars, supervisors, trainers and practices.
As can be seen by our record of achievements since 2016, EVGPT is best placed to provide and deliver GP training throughout Eastern Victoria. Our contribution to our region and the health of our communities has been documented in a range of briefing papers and documents which we have published here. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the information contained and reference the information at any opportunity you have in your networks.
We commit to keep you informed of progress and we encourage you to contact our CEO, Dr Mark Rowe, or our Management Team if you wish to discuss this further.