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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
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AGPT practice and supervisor handbook
A supervisor who has full responsibility for a registrar and the practice supervisory team is known as the ‘primary supervisor’. Other supervisors who assist the primary supervisor in some tasks or act as deputies when the primary supervisor is absent are known as ‘secondary supervisors’. Each registrar must have a primary supervisor.
This approach ensures there’s adequate supervision coverage whenever a registrar is consulting and exposes the registrar to a range of approaches to general practice. It also allows larger practices with multiple registrars to have more than one primary supervisor. A supervisor may be a primary supervisor for one registrar and a secondary supervisor for another. The primary supervisor is the RACGP’s main point of contact regarding the registrar.
The positions of primary and secondary supervisor aren’t hierarchical, rather, there’s a choice in the level of responsibility taken by a supervisor for a registrar. A primary supervisor has overall responsibility for a registrar, for ensuring patient safety, and for ensuring that educational requirements are met. Secondary supervisors don’t have this degree of responsibility. In recognition of this different level of responsibility, the minimum training requirements to be a secondary supervisor are less than those of a primary supervisor.
The definitions of primary and secondary supervisor are the same for supervisors who provide remote supervision.