Supervision concern with influx of GP registrars

A record 1000 new GP registrars are starting work this year, but an expert warns training efforts could be undermined by a lack of support for supervisors.

Health minister Tanya Plibersek yesterday championed the Federal Government’s work at increasing GP training places, saying: “The Labor government made a commitment to double the number of training places by 2014 and we are on track to meet that commitment”.

A spokeswoman for GPET confirmed that every advertised place had been filled.

But GPET Chair, Professor Simon Willcock told Australian Doctor

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