About the RACGP Rural Council
The Rural Council is the faculty’s key representative and advisory body for issues affecting rural and remote communities.
It is made up of rural and remote GPs from across Australia, registrar and medical student representatives and provides advice on education, training, quality care, research, general practice advocacy and engagement. It also oversees initiatives that support GPs to provide care to our rural communities.
The council promotes the interests of Rural Faculty members to the RACGP and other organisations and is responsible for the development and implementation of College policy affecting the faculty.
Council members also co-ordinate communication and consultation across a broad range of networks, within the College and the region they represent on general practice and other areas which may impact on the profession.
Dr Melanie Matthews
Deputy Chair and Northern Territory representative
Dr Rodney Omond
Deputy Chair and and Remote Vocational Training Scheme representative
Dr Lorri Hopkins
Western Australia representative
Dr Vicki Mattiazzo
New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory representative
Ex-officio and co-opted members
Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda
NSW Health Ministerial Advice Panel representative
Dr Kaylene Girgenti
Doctors for Women in Rural Medicine Committee Chair
Associate Professor John Kramer
Rural Workforce Agencies representative
Mr Jean-Baptiste Philibert
Dr Ross Wilson
Rural Procedural Grants Program representative
If you are interested in lending your expertise to guide the strategic direction of the Rural Faculty please contact us at email@example.com with a copy of your CV and a brief statement outlining why you’d like to be involved. This will be shared with the Rural Council executive for consideration of co-opted positions and filling of casual vacancies.
Contact RACGP Rural Council
racgp.org.au/rural | 1800 636 764 | firstname.lastname@example.org