GP training: it’s a brave new world

Dr Ian Kamerman
President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia

THESE include the closing of General Practice Education and Training (GPET), transferring its functions to the health department, with the total loss of its entire senior staff at the end of this year. This will be followed by a competitive tender process for new GP training providers to be in place by the end of 2015.

While the federal government will boost GP training by 300 additional places, many RDAA members have voiced concerns that