Department confirms ongoing commitment to GP registrar academic posts

9 Jun 2015

The AMA has been able to clarify the future of GP registrar academic posts, with the Department of Health confirming that the Government remains committed to supporting academic posts for GP registrars, recognising that this is an essential part of the Australian General Practice Training program framework. Amid changes to GP training framework, a number of stakeholders had told the AMA of their concern with the uncertainty over the funding and administrative arrangements for these posts beyond 2016.

Dr Thiemt says this announcement will allow general practice to build capacity in this area to better evaluate current practice as well as inform future policy direction. Support for academic GPs is also critical to training the next generation

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