GPSA in the media

GP supervisors: ‘We lose $19 for every hour we teach’

03 September 2021

An article published in Australian Doctor News on 3rd September 2021 highlights how GP supervisors lose around $19 for every hour they spend teaching registrars rather than consulting patients. The article includes information on how GPSA is calling for the government to create a new MBS item for GP supervision, which would cover consults where […]

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After 20 years of stagnation, it’s time to give GP supervisors proper support

21 July 2017

A new study backs what GP supervisors have been saying for years, writes Dr Steve Holmes. A longitudinal study of pathology test ordering by GP registrars, published in the Medical Journal of Australia this month, is interesting in a curious kind of way. The authors were surprised to find that rates of test ordering increased 11% through each term of a registrar’s training. Perhaps, they conclude, […]

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Beloved Preston GP Dr William Leadston retires after 46 years

24 January 2017

PRESTON GP Dr William Leadston is ready to hang up the stethoscope after 46 years of service. And he’s got the perfect replacement in mind: his daughter, Dr Michelle Leadston. The father-daughter duo has developed a loyal following at the Preston Family Medical Practice, where they’ve worked together for almost a decade after moving from […]

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GP standards passed on

10 January 2017

Gisborne GPs Stephen Newton, Rod Guy and Kulbir Gill have spent the past 21 years training Australia’s future family practitioners. Last week, the trio’s service to the health sector was recognised when they were three of 58 medics across Australia honoured for their work as GP supervisors by General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA). Read the […]

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