Training and practising locations
There are many locations where registrars can undertake procedural skills training. However, it is important to know that where you train to acquire your procedural skills and where you can practise depends on several factors:
- the type of procedural skill you practice
- if you are a GP registrar – availability of adequate supervision when practising your advanced specialised skill during your GP training
- if you are a GP registrar – your subregion allocation and training location requirements.
> Type of procedural skill
GP registrars undertaking procedural skills training in obstetrics and gynaecology or anaesthesia, are likely to train in one location, and use their skills in another.
This is because procedural training takes place in hospital settings under the supervision of staff specialists. It is generally not possible for GP proceduralists to practise their skills at these hospitals after their advanced skills training, as these services are provided by staff specialists.
GP proceduralists are able to use their skills in rural communities where there are LHD hospitals that can support the procedure the GP has acquired.
GP registrars who undertake procedural skills training in other specialised areas may have greater scope to practise their skills other areas.
Please note: The following map is a guide only and is subject to change at any time.
NSW/ACT anaesthesia and O&G procedural training sites and towns
> Availability of supervision
Obstetrics and gynaecology and anaesthesia GP procedural trainees must have access to adequate supervision when using these skills during the remainder of their GP training. This is generally in the form of an accredited GP proceduralist supervisor with the same skill set available to attend if required.
> Subregion allocation and training location obligations
All GP Synergy registrars are allocated to a GP Synergy subregion at the time of offer. Although a GP registrar may undertake their advanced skills training year outside of this subregion, the registrar must return to that subregion to complete their GP community GP terms, provided that the home subregion can support the use of these skills (obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesia, surgery) as a VMO.
Registrars are also required to meet the training location obligations for their subregion during their community GP terms. There may be exemptions granted for procedural registrars if they are using these procedural skills as a VMO in the local hospital/LHD facility and they are addressing an identified workforce need. Applications for such exemptions are to be submitted to the Regional Head of Education for the registrar’s region.
For further information
For the most up to date procedural post information, please contact our Special Program and Education Manager, Felicity Gemmell-Smith at email@example.com or 1300 477 963.