RACGP back in charge of training

Paul Hayes

27/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

The RACGP will resume delivery of general practice training in Australia, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced this morning at GP17.

‘General practice training is back with the RACGP, where it should always have been,’ he said during his keynote address.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt

A transitional period will commence from January 2019 – December 2021 before the RACGP and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) resume delivery of training, encompassing the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT), from January 2022.
RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel said the transition to a profession-led training program is consistent with other specialist medical colleges and represents the maturity and fundamental expertise of the RACGP.
‘This announcement reflects the professionalism of the RACGP,’ he said. ‘The RACGP has proven itself and is trusted to lead training of Australian GPs.’
Today’s announcement follows the RACGP assuming responsibility for selection of 90% of candidates into the AGPT Program from the start of 2017. Dr Seidel said the initial stages of the AGPT Program candidate selection transition to the RACGP have run smoothly.
‘By directly managing the process in conjunction with the regional training organisations [RTOs], we have been able to better align selection to the knowledge, skills and approach required of an RACGP Fellow,’ he said.

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