Working together to support the GP training transition

The Department of Health is continuing to work the GP colleges, RTOs and other stakholders to support the GP training transition.

The Department of Health is continuing to work with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the regional training organisations (RTOs) and other stakeholders to support the transition of the AGPT program to the GP colleges.

The contractual mechanism to support the transfer of the AGPT program from the Department to the GP colleges has now been established and will be put into place upon execution of contracts with the RTOs and the colleges.

The Transition Working Group held its third meeting on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 in Brisbane. Discussions at this meeting centred on planning for the transition supporting activites going forward.

The colleges will take a stronger leadership role in planning and designing the transition approach, using a similar collaborative approach to what was used to esblish the bi-college accreditation process and will report back to the working group for consideration.

The ministerially appointed General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC) will continue to provide advice and oversight of the AGPT program during the transition period. The GPTAC terms of reference are to oversee GP training in line with its purpose, to maintain and improve outcomes of training and to ensure the registrar workforce is well-distributed in order to deliver primary health care to Australian communities. The GPTAC has broad sector membership to achieve this, including representatives from supervisors and registrars.

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