Background to changes in GP training
In the 2014-2015 Federal budget the Government announced changes to the GP training provider network. In April 2015, a new training region map was released, reducing the number of training regions in NSW/ACT from six to three, and from 17 to 11 nationally. In June 2015 a competitive tender process commenced to determine the organisations that would deliver the Australian General Practice (AGPT) and Overseas Trained Doctor Network (OTDNET) programmes within these regions from 1 January 2016.
On 9 October it was announced an in-principle agreement was reached with the Department of Health for GP Synergy to deliver the AGPT and OTDNET programmes from 1 January 2016 in the three NSW & ACT training regions – North Eastern NSW, Lower Eastern NSW and Western NSW.
GP Synergy is currently working with current Regional Training Providers (RTPs) across the three new training regions to transition registrars, supervisors and training facilities to GP Synergy by 31 December 2015.
- 9 October 2015| GP Synergy announced as successful tenderer to deliver GP training in NSW & ACT
- 9 April 2015 | GP Synergy welcomes new training regions
GP training region maps
Weekly transition updates
Forums for registrars, supervisors and training facility staff
Over the coming weeks GP Synergy will be liaising with NSW/ACT RTPs to host regional forums for registrars, supervisors and training facility staff. These forums are an opportunity to meet GP Synergy staff, find out more about the transition process and ask questions. After each forum a summary of the key points covered and questions raised will be circulated for those unable to attend. Details of forums will be circulated through your RTP in due course, as well as posted on our website. However if you have any queries in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact your RTP or GP Synergy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9818 4433.
If you have any queries about the new training arrangements, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our feedback form below.