Policy update notice: Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program Appeals policy – 18 May 2020


18 May 2020

Notice of RACGP policy update

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated its policy on AGPT Program appeals, following recent changes in policy made by the Department of Health (DoH) in relation to the delivery of the AGPT Program. The new RACGP Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program Appeals Policy comes into immediate effect, superseding the previous Registrar Clinical Appeals Policy as of today, 18 May 2020.

What has changed?

Previously, where an AGPT registrar wished to appeal a decision made by their RTO or DoH, policy required that they submit an appeal application to DoH. If the decision was of a clinical nature, the appeal application was forwarded by DoH to the RACGP for consideration. The RACGP subsequently made recommendations to DoH and DoH would either uphold or overturn the original decision based on the recommendations made by the RACGP.

Decisions relating to the delivery of the AGPT Program that were previously made by DoH are now being made by the RACGP.

Moving forward, AGPT registrars who are dissatisfied with a clinical or non-clinical decision made by their RTO or the RACGP may appeal that decision directly to the RACGP. The RACGP will consider each application and either uphold or overturn the original decision.

When do the changes take place?

The changes to policy take place immediately.

Where can I view the documents?

The new policy can be accessed here.

All policies can be accessed via the Fellowship Pathways Policy Framework.

What if I have questions?

If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policy, please contact julieanne.pho@racgp.org.au.

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