As you are aware, the Department of Health will transition the management of the AGPT program to ACRRM and the RACGP from 1 February 2023.
The RACGP has released its profession-led community-based training model. A copy can be accessed here.
The two colleges are currently in discussion with the Department of Health about their preferred models of training and transition of the AGPT program. We are committed to keeping you informed of any factual advice from the Department and the colleges regarding the future of the AGPT program and the transition process.
Recently the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Greg Hunt MP published a media release recognising the achievements of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. You can find this release here.
The Chair of Regional Training Organisation Collaborative (RTOC), and GP Synergy Board Chair, Dr Ian Kamerman has provided a response to this release, acknowledging the importance of program stability for GP registrars, supervisors and practices. You can access this response here.
GP Synergy will continue to advocate for a seamless transition, to ensure as little disruption as possible to your participation in the training of GP registrars.
If you have any queries about transition, you are most welcome to reach out to any of our team members, including your local Supervisor Liaison Officer (RLO).
In addition, we have created a new email inbox – firstname.lastname@example.org. This inbox will help us triage your enquiry to the right person, as well as collate frequently asked questions or concerns which we will pass onto the colleges and the Department of Health.
We appreciate that this is an uncertain time in the GP training landscape. However, I can assure you our team will continue to deliver high quality education and training, and support you in the critical role you play in developing our future GPs.
Together with our local teams, we will continue to engage with you about transition as more information becomes available over the coming months.