More than 25 GP Supervisors from across the state have descended on Barnbougle to work together to improve the training offered to the next generation of GPs in Tasmania.


General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT) are hosting a two-day workshop to assist GP supervisors to manage, train and assess the GP registrars in their practices.


GPTT Director of Education Dr Kristen FitzGerald said following the recent report released by the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service that revealed the GP shortage in rural and regional areas is expected to worsen, it is now more important than ever to ensure GP supervisors can provide adequate training allowing practices to remain open into the future.


“Engaging our GP supervisors throughout the state allows us to boost our capacity to offer high quality training to registrars in rural and regional areas,” Ms FitzGerald said.


“This is especially important for retaining trained GPs in Tasmania’s rural communities to improve the health care for residents in these areas.


“It is important to recognise the role our GP supervisors play in preparing registrars to care for Tasmanians into the future and we are pleased to be able to provide them with the tools to do so.”


The workshop will take place from Sunday, 21 October to Monday, 22 October and cover topics including relationship management, communication and teaching and assessing principles.