GPs' domestic violence training 'inadequate'

It follows the recent release of a Victorian survey which found family violence was the leading cause of death and ill health in women of child-bearing age.

Chair of the RACGP’s abuse and violence specific interest group Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh told MO most doctors are not getting enough training in this area.

“Some of the undergraduates aren’t even doing three hours. I don’t think that’s adequate,” she said.

At the October 2012 Convocation of the RACGP on the Gold Coast, Dr Hindmarsh and colleague Dr Kelsey Hegarty put forward a