What’s new in 2017?
WAGPET is committed to providing excellence in general practice training delivery. We are transforming our organisation in 2017 to ensure the highest level of support to every registrar and supervisor.
We’ve developed a new education and assessment framework. The new framework ensures the highest standard of training aligned to the ACRRM and RACGP requirements. The framework is supported by our innovative education and assessment tool, GP365.
GP365 is an online integrated learning and assessment program for GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 registrars. It is seamlessly integrated with other WAGPET online learning modules to support all education and assessment needs.
WAGPET has a single point of contact for you, called a Program Training Advisor. Your Program Training Advisor will assist you and the registrar(s) you support every day to meet their AGPT requirements. A Regional Medical Educator also partners with you with learning and assessments; ensuring the clinical requirements of the GP training is met.
Visit our contact page to meet your WAGPET team.
Our Program Training Advisors and Regional Medical Educators have been meeting the registrars, supervisors and practices they support. Below are the answers to questions commonly asked during those visits about what’s new in 2017.
Education framework and program delivery in 2017
- What is the education requirement for my part-time GPT/PRRT1 registrar?
GP registrars are required to complete their GP365 education in the first 12 months regardless of whether they are working full or part-time. This is to ensure all GP registrars in the first 12 months have the equivalent levels of education to support safe quality practice.
- Do I still need to complete teaching logs?
No, but you must submit your teaching hours as well as the GP registrars consulting numbers via the Portal every four weeks.
- What data will I need to enter into the portal from 2017?
To meet the requirements of our accreditation, WAGPET requires the GP registrar consulting numbers and profile as well as the hours of teaching they have received. WAGPET will no longer collect education topics information via the Portal from 2017.
- How fast should my GP registrar progress through GP365?
Your GP registrar should be completing approximately two to three Key Clinical Activities (KCA) per week which equates to about one Learning Essential Module per fortnight.
- What happens if my GP registrar is not keeping up with the GP365 requirements?
As the GP supervisor, we would expect you would be aware of the GP registrars’ progress and discuss any issues or difficulties with them. WAGPET Program Training Advisors and Regional Medical Educators will also be there to monitor and provide direct assistance as well. GP registrars who fail to complete GP365 requirements will not be assessed as exam ready and may find themselves unable to sit their College assessments.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for my full-time GP registrar?
Your full-time GP registrar should be working 38 hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 is 31 hours, GPT2/PRRT2 is 33 hours and GPT3/PRRT3 is 35 hours. The remainder of their time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Training Facility Handbook for more information and the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for my part-time GP registrar?
Your part-time GP registrar should be working 19 hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 are 16 hours and GPT3/PRRT3 is 18 hours. The remainder of their time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Training Facility Handbook for more information and the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- If there are multiple GP supervisors at a practice, will each Supervisor receive their own login/account for GP365?
Yes. Each GP supervisor has their own unique login which is your standard Portal log in. Your log in will be linked to your nominated GP Registrars.
- Will the Practice Manager have their own login to GP365?
Yes. Your Practice Manager will have their own unique login which is the standard Portal log in. Their log in will be linked to nominated GP registrars but their view is limited to administration items.
- Are mini release days grouped?
Mini release sessions are grouped in order to manage the total number of GP registrars training across WA in the most efficient way. This may mean that you will have to plan to have multiple GP registrars away for mini releases at any one time.
- What happens if I am the principal supervisor and I go on leave?
Each GP supervisor and training facility should have a backup system in place for an additional supervisor to step in when the principal supervisor is on leave. Both supervisors should be linked to the GP registrar in GP365. You will need to notify your Program Training Advisor (PTA) so they can give the additional supervisor administration rights on your registrars' online learning records.
- What happens if I use the option to mark the KCA and reject it with a zero?
WAGPET recommends that rather than simply rejecting the KCA by marking it with a zero, that you, as the GP supervisor, talk through the areas needed for improvement and allow the GP registrar to resubmit the KCA.
- Can you get the GP registrars to work on the same KCAs to make in-practice teaching easier?
No, in-practice teaching should be one-on-one and the GP registrar should select KCAs that are relevant to their consulting at the time.
- What happens if the GP registrar doesn’t see any patients that relate to KCA topics?
The GP registrar can role play or use a case that relates to learning from a previous patient consultation or reflect on one of your cases that is relevant to a KCA.
- What is the in-practice teaching requirement for part-time GP registrars?
GP registrars are required to do the same level of education over their first 12 months of training regardless of the employment status. As a result, both full and part-time GP registrars should receive one hour of formal teaching and two hours of corridor teaching in their first six months and they should receive one hour of formal teaching and 30 minutes of corridor teaching in their second six months.
- Why don’t the 21 Learning Essentials Modules cover all topics for GP training?
The Learning Essential modules are designed to be a foundation of general practice and provide the GP registrar with some focus and direction with respect to their study. The majority of teaching and learning will occur on the job and GP365 is not designed to cover the full spectrum of the GP training curriculum.
- How long are GP registrar's GP365 logins valid for?
GP365 logins are valid for the duration of the GP registrars training and not just the first 12 months.