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GPSA concerned about impact of Queensland payroll tax ruling on GP training

25 January 2023

19 January 2023 Article in the Medical Republic reports GPSA’s rapid member survey on the Queensland payroll tax ruling shows urgent Commonwealth intervention is needed for the future of GP training. Many practices will stop taking on registrars if required to pay the ~5% tax, according to a survey by the GP supervisors’ body. General […]

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GP Supervisors to help trainees avoid burnout

13 September 2022

September 13, 2022 Article in Medical Republic, referencing the GPSA Annual National Member Survey results looking at GP Supervisor and registrar wellbeing. The peak body wants members to pass on tips on how to survive in general practice, but supervisors themselves are under pressure. If primary healthcare is to be sustainable, showing trainees how to […]

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Teaching practices lose $163,000 for every GP registrar: study

17 May 2022

May 17, 2022 Article in Australian Doctor News, highlighting that GP practices taking on registrars are collectively losing millions each year, with the supervision of a trainee in their first term costing more than $52,000, according to a new study new study. “This research reflects what we previously suspected, that GP supervision and training in […]

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Consistency a big drawcard of college-led training: supervisors

13 May 2022

May 12, 2022 Article in Medical republic, highlighting the positive aspects of the transition to college led training, such as the opportunity for much-needed consistency across states. “We’d like to ensure that that’s nationally consistent, but we don’t want the colleges to take away what supervisors already have,” GPSA Chair Dr Higgins said. Read full […]

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Preparing the next generation of GPs

17 December 2021

December 16, 2021 Article in the Sentinel Times, covering South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Highlighting recognition of Dr Graham Toohill by General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) for more than 25 years of service as a GP supervisor. According to Dr Toohil: “Helping with difficult cases and teaching your knowledge is extremely rewarding and I would […]

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GP supervisors agree ‘in principle’ to match registrars’ pay with hospital trainees

17 December 2021

An article published in Australian Doctor News on 9th December 2021 indicated that GP supervisors have made an in-principle agreement to provide registrars with comparable base pay to hospital doctors but have left open the question of who pays if salaries rise. The pledge is a step towards breaking the multi-year deadlock over minimum contracts […]

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New roadmap for sustainable training of GPs in rural areas

16 December 2021

16 December 2021 Published in Partyline: The magazine for healthy and sustainable rural, regional and remote communities General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA), Australia’s peak agency supporting supervisors of GPs in training, has just completed a major research project with the Victorian Rural Generalist Program. The resulting Supervision Roadmap report outlines findings about how to expand […]

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GP supervisors: ‘We lose $19 for every hour we teach’

03 September 2021

An article published in Australian Doctor News on 3rd September 2021 highlights how GP supervisors lose around $19 for every hour they spend teaching registrars rather than consulting patients. The article includes information on how GPSA is calling for the government to create a new MBS item for GP supervision, which would cover consults where […]

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After 20 years of stagnation, it’s time to give GP supervisors proper support

21 July 2017

A new study backs what GP supervisors have been saying for years, writes Dr Steve Holmes. A longitudinal study of pathology test ordering by GP registrars, published in the Medical Journal of Australia this month, is interesting in a curious kind of way. The authors were surprised to find that rates of test ordering increased 11% through each term of a registrar’s training. Perhaps, they conclude, […]

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Beloved Preston GP Dr William Leadston retires after 46 years

24 January 2017

PRESTON GP Dr William Leadston is ready to hang up the stethoscope after 46 years of service. And he’s got the perfect replacement in mind: his daughter, Dr Michelle Leadston. The father-daughter duo has developed a loyal following at the Preston Family Medical Practice, where they’ve worked together for almost a decade after moving from […]

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GP standards passed on

10 January 2017

Gisborne GPs Stephen Newton, Rod Guy and Kulbir Gill have spent the past 21 years training Australia’s future family practitioners. Last week, the trio’s service to the health sector was recognised when they were three of 58 medics across Australia honoured for their work as GP supervisors by General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA). Read the […]

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