GPSA in the media

Preparing the next generation of GPs


17 December 2021

December 16, 2021 Article in the Sentinel Times, covering South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Highlighting recognition of Dr Graham Toohill by General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) for more than 25 years of service as a GP supervisor. According to Dr Toohil: “Helping with difficult cases and teaching your knowledge is extremely rewarding and I would […]

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GP supervisors agree ‘in principle’ to match registrars’ pay with hospital trainees


17 December 2021

An article published in Australian Doctor News on 9th December 2021 indicated that GP supervisors have made an in-principle agreement to provide registrars with comparable base pay to hospital doctors but have left open the question of who pays if salaries rise. The pledge is a step towards breaking the multi-year deadlock over minimum contracts […]

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New roadmap for sustainable training of GPs in rural areas


16 December 2021

16 December 2021 Published in Partyline: The magazine for healthy and sustainable rural, regional and remote communities General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA), Australia’s peak agency supporting supervisors of GPs in training, has just completed a major research project with the Victorian Rural Generalist Program. The resulting Supervision Roadmap report outlines findings about how to expand […]

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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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