Fears for training after GPET axing

The axing of the General Practice Education and Training organisation in this month's federal budget creates a power vacuum at the heart of GP training, a leading GP warns.

Professor Simon Willcock, former GPET chair, said one of the great achievements of the body since it took over GP training from the RACGP in 2001 was to give a range of groups "a seat at the table" in deciding how the national GP training program was run.

"GPET was established because there was a feeling among a number of GP stakeholder groups — such as ACRRM, the AMA, the RDAA, and the old divisions

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