Welcome to the latest CT visitor training update
The CTV Medical Education team are pleased to bring you the CTV newsletter for 2021.1. In this newsletter we have a variety of interesting articles including an update from the Chief Operating Officer, reflections from the perspective of a CT visitor and registrar, and an introduction to our new CTV Medical Education team member for Hunter, Manning and Central Coast, Dr Jeff Flaherty.
I know many of you have already booked in and/or conducted your remote CTVs for the first half of the term. Thank you for continuing to provide this valuable formative assessment that gives the registrar that essential external perspective. The ongoing support of all our CT visitors during the last 12 months in particular is greatly appreciated.
I am pleased to confirm we will be resuming some face-to-face CTVs from 3 May, as we move forward using a blended approach of both remote and face-to-face CTVs. The remote model of patient observation (previously known as video/phone) CTVs has added the benefit of ‘invisibility’ to the CT visitor when observing the registrar consulting. However, without the face-to-face CTV I have missed the opportunity to chat directly with the supervisor and registrar about how things have been going, and see the registrar in their practice surroundings.
Allocations for the second half of the 2021.1 term including both remote and face-to-face CTVs are being finalised, with emails listing your CTVs to be sent to you in early April. Each CTV allocated will be marked as either face to face or remote (visible under the type of CTV assessment in GPRime). The type of CTV is allocated to the registrar to meet their educational needs. Patient Observation CTVs may be either face to face or remote; Random Case Analysis (RCA) or Case Based Discussion (CBD) CTVs will be conducted remotely. Take note of the practice location the CTV is allocated to and which supervisor is involved – even if the CTV is being conducted remotely the visit must be linked to the practice listed in your allocations email.
CTV Tax invoice changes
We have made some changes to the payment approach for CTVs taking into account the additional administration time related to scheduling CTVs. The time to conduct the CTV remains 3 hours (this may include 30 minutes preparation time for remote RCA and CBD CTVs). An additional payment of up to 30 minutes can now be claimed on your invoice in the reporting and administration section for all CTVs undertaken in 2021.1. Please use the updated CTV Tax Invoice template on your invoices for 2021.1 - the template can also be downloaded from the Clinical Teacher Visitor (CTV) Training Manual and Resources in GPRime.
Thanks again for your support in undertaking remote CTVs, and the upcoming return to face-to-face CTVs. If you have any questions or require any support in relation to your visits, please contact us:
- Your first point of contact remains the CTV admin team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For assistance with scheduling a specific remote CTV contact email@example.com.
- To provide feedback to the CTV medical education team contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Sarah Gani | Director of Supervisor Education
Webinars offer continuing medical education from the comfort of your own space. We're committed to delivering high quality and interactive webinars tailored to the needs of our CT visitors. Feedback from CT visitors on previous webinars is that you have found our webinars a valuable opportunity to learn and share experiences.
Based on feedback from CT visitors and by popular demand we have three interactive webinars scheduled in 2021. Don't forget to note the dates in your diary – and watch out for the invitations via email!
- Wed 11 Aug 7.30 - 8.30pm – Including RCA and CBD in your CTV.
- Wed 8 Dec 7.30 - 8.30pm – Feed-forward/feedback.
Perspectives on CTVs
Chief Operating Officer update
In 2020.2 a total of 867 remote CT visits were conducted for 469 individual registrars by our fabulous team of CT visitors. The feedback provided through these visits is incredibly valuable to our registrars and we really value the contribution of our external visitors and medical education team in this space.
This term (2021.1) we have 1,253 CT visits to complete. 637 in the first half of the term and 616 in the second half. More than 135 visits have already been completed.
Involving practice managers in the scheduling process
In response to feedback from our Practice Liaison and Support team and in consultation with our Registrar Liaison Officers and Supervisor Liaison Officers, we are looking to make an adjustment to our scheduling process to involve practice managers much earlier in the scheduling process.
The intention of this change is to facilitate improved communication between the practice manager and registrar in relation to these visits and ensure that the broader practice requirements are being taken into consideration (particularly any practice-specific COVID-19 requirements as we start to reintroduce face-to-face visits in the second half of this term).
More information will be provided to visitors, registrars, and practice managers as we progress this change.
Sue Hefren | Chief Operations Officer
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