About RACGP remote supervision


Remote supervision provides comprehensive support and training to rural and remote registrars.

About RACGP remote supervision


Remote supervision provides comprehensive support and training to rural and remote registrars.
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What is remote supervision?

Remote supervision is primarily provided by a supervisor who is offsite, using a model of supervision that provides comprehensive and robust support and training. Remote supervision may be considered when onsite supervision cannot be provided by an accredited supervisor.

Remote models of supervision are only applicable to training sites and supervisors that are accredited by the RACGP. The remote supervision guidelines are designed to be flexible and need to be contextualised to each registrar and placement. The remote supervision guidelines are only applicable to training sites and supervisors that are accredited by the RACGP.
 

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Key components of RACGP remote supervision

Models of remote supervision

Several models of remote supervision may be applied to a remote training program depending on the context of the training site and the availability of the remote supervisor. The different models allow the training site and the RACGP the flexibility to ensure the model of remote supervision is appropriate for the local context and is sustainable for the location.

Possible models of remote supervision include:
 

Model 

Description 

Remote supervision 

Registrar works in relative isolation and is supervised by a remote supervisor who lives anywhere in Australia. 

Blended supervision 

Registrar and remote supervisor work in the same location for a period of time throughout placement, with periods of remote supervision. 

Satellite supervision 

 

Registrar is supervised by a remote supervisor in a neighbouring or nearby town, who is available for some face-to-face meetings and supervision. 

Group supervision  

 

Multiple remote supervisors support multiple registrars remotely and rotate their days of support. 

Supervisor leave cover 

Remote supervision could be used to cover planned or unplanned supervisor leave. 

Remote supervision accreditation

Supervisors and new remote supervision training sites interested in remote supervision will need to be accredited to take part in the program.

In addition to meeting the regular RACGP accreditation requirements, remote supervisors and remote training sites will need to meet additional criteria. 
 

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Remote supervision contacts

Lead Medical Educators – Remote Supervision 
Associate Professor, Jill Benson: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au
Dr Tim Linton: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au

 

Project Manager
Stacey Cotter: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au

Training support

General Practitioner Training Support Line:
1800 472 247
agpt.support@racgp.org.au