Current research projects
Cultural Safety and GP supervisor continuing professional development project 2021.
This project, led by the Aboriginal Health Unit and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health Strategic Plan Special Projects Grant, is concluding. This project has resulted in the identification of four models and the development of two of the modules. The Cultural Awareness module (run asynchronously online via EVe) and the Cultural Safety module (run synchronously via Zoom over four different sessions) have been evaluated by the Research and Evaluation Unit as part of the research, and we look forward to disseminating the results in the near future.
Evaluation of the Pilot GP Training Program
The pilot GP training program evaluation has received ethics approval, allowing the dissemination of results, for this novel program, beyond EV. The data collection for this evaluation has begun and will continue into the new year. Data will be collected via questionnaires, interviews and focus groups from a range of stakeholders including Registrars, GP Supervisors and Training Advisors.
- Magin P, Tapley A, Cooke G, Wearne S, Holliday E, Morgan S, Ball J, Spike N, and van Driel M. General practice registrars’ clinical uncertainty, and in-consultation information- and assistance-seeking. Health Education in Practice: Journal of Research for Professional Learning. 2021 Jun; 4(1).
- Mitchell EKL and D’Amore A. Recent trends in health assessments for older Australians. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2021 Jun; 27(3): 208-214. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY20283.
- Ramisetty SR, D’Amore A and Mitchell EKL. Attitudes of general practitioners and practice nurses regarding older person health assessments. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2021 Jun; 27(3): 215-220. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY20262.
- Turner R, Tapley A, Sweeney S, Davey A, van Driel M2, Morgan S, Spike N, FitzGerald K and Magin P. Prescribing of long-acting reversible contraception by general practice registrars across different rural regions of Australia: A cross-s.ectional analysis of the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training Study data. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2021 Jun; 29(3): 473-476. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajr.12720.
- Mitchell EKL and D’Amore A. Experienced general practitioners’ and practice nurses’ views on the older-person health assessment forms. Australian Health Review. 2021 Jun 24: online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH20343.
- Magin P, Quain D, Tapley A, van Driel M, Davey A, Holliday E, Ball J, Kaniah A, Turner R, Spike N, FitzGerald K and Hilmer S. Deprescribing in older patients by early-career general practitioners: Prevalence and associations. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2021 Aug; 75(8): e14325. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.14325.
- Ramisetty SR, D’Amore A, Chantler R, Greacen J, Campbell D and Mitchell EKL. What is learned from an Australian older person health assessment? Australian Health Review. 2021 Aug; 45(4): 491-496. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH20064.
- Willems A, Tapley A, Fielding A, Tng V, Holliday EG, van Driel ML, Ball JI, Davey AR, FitzGerald K, Spike NA and Magin PJ. Prevalence and Associations of General Practice Registrars’ Management of Atopic Dermatitis: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training Study. Dermatology Practical & Conceptual. 2021 Sep; 11(4): e2021118. https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1104a128.
- Davey A, Tapley A, Mulquiney KJ, van Driel M, Fielding A, Holliday E, Davis JS, Glasziou P, Dallas A, Ball J, Spike N, FitzGerald K and Magin P. Immediate and delayed antibiotic prescribing strategies used by Australian early-career GPs: a cross-sectional analysis. British Journal of General Practice. 2021 Nov; 71(713): e895-e903. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0026.
Dr Aneglo D’Amore
Research and Evaluation Manager
Quality Assurance and Evaluation
The quality assurance and evaluation portfolio have been working on three main projects and another project which is in its infancy. These evaluations will help understand the impact of these programs and improve them into the future. These evaluation projects include:
Practice Mentor Program pilot evaluation
The pilot Practice Mentor Program, teaming up experienced Practice Managers and Practice Supervisors with new Managers and Supervisors, has been continuing and so has the evaluation.
Cultural Awareness and Cultural Safety module evaluation
As mentioned above, the modules developed by the Cultural Safety and GP supervisor continuing professional development project – Cultural Awareness and Cultural Safety modules – have now been piloted and evaluated.
Pilot GP Training Program evaluation
As also mentioned above, the pilot GP training program is well underway and data collection for its evaluation is also underway. We look forward to the results of the evaluation in early 2022.
EV Evaluations Summary
An evaluation project which is still in its development stage is an evaluation of all EV evaluations. This ‘summary evaluation’ aims to identify areas of both commendation and recommendation for EV’s programs.
We continue to undertake our usual quality assurance and evaluation portfolio activities, including:
- EV’s suite of evaluations for its education and training programs
- Meeting staff involved in the delivery of education and training to ensure a sustained use of evidence to inform continuous quality improvement and innovation in training delivery
- Continued use of QR codes for evaluations
Dr Angelo D’Amore
Research and Evaluation Manager