Guidelines for remote supervision


Last revised: 02 Aug 2023



Remote supervision of general practitioner (GP) registrars aims to provide them with options to work in locations where there is limited or no regular onsite GP supervisor.

The quality of supervision is a key determinant both for patient safety and for attracting GP registrars who are willing to work in isolated environments. Rather than viewing remote supervision as ‘second-best training’, these guidelines have been developed to facilitate supervision and learning that is comparable to, if not better than, the traditional supervision where the registrar and supervisor are working in the same building or for the same medical service.

The remote supervision guidelines are designed to be flexible and need to be contextualised to each registrar and placement. These guidelines are only formally applicable to training sites and supervisors that are accredited by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), although they may be used to inform other remotely supervised training.