Training for the bush, positive and far reaching
Recently released by RDAA, the principles have been developed by a technical working group comprising representatives from RDAA, the RACGP and its National Rural Faculty, ACRRM, GPRA, AMA and GPET, as part of a detailed and constructive consultation process.
Modelled on the successful Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway, but reflective of practice circumstances in other states, they focus strongly on the need for country communities to have doctors with the relevant training for rural practice.
This includes doctors having the skills, qualifications and confidence to practise a continuum of care from rural general practice and primary care to extended settings including hospital-based care.
The principles recognise the importance of advanced rural curricula developed by the RACGP and ACRRM and the need to quarantine training posts for doctors committed to rural and remote practice.
The endpoint for training will be the FRACGP