About this committee
The JCC-GPSP is established between the three colleges, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
The purpose of the JCC-GPSP is to:
- oversee, monitor and evaluate training and assessment processes for trainees and Fellows of the RACGP and ACRRM to undertake surgery in a rural or remote setting, particularly where specialist surgical services are either limited or unavailable; successful completion of training will lead to award of a Certificate of Surgical Procedural Skills
- consider and advise the three Colleges on credentialing, certification and re-certification of skills, clinical privileging and continuing professional development for GP Surgical Proceduralists
- advise on the supervision of GP Surgical Proceduralists and monitoring the quality and safety of accredited posts, supervisors and mentors
- facilitate a collaborative approach to ensuring GP Surgical Proceduralists receive adequate support through all stages of their careers and particularly during transition phases of practice
- consider such relevant matters that may be referred by individual jurisdictions or other agencies, or which have come to the attention of the JCC-GPSP
The JCC-GPSP will develop a watching brief to analyse and advise on emerging data related to training and workforce needs for GP Surgical Proceduralists.