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Have you experienced or observed conflict between registrars and GP supervisors? A joint research project between GPSA, GPRA and Monash University has gathered experiences of the sources and context of conflict in the GP registrar–supervisor relationship, and what works to resolve or prevent conflict. This research was collected via on online survey and one to one interviews with GP Supervisors and Practice managers as well as GP registrars. For more information read the study Explanatory Research Statement. This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (project number 28176). Final research findings will be displayed on this page when available.
GPEx, in association with the University of Adelaide and GPSA, are undertaking a study on the financial costs and revenue associated with teaching and supervision in Australian general practices. Experienced GP Supervisors and practice managers were asked to complete a short online questionnaire to describe the teaching and administrative activities associated with teaching GP registrars in a practice and the time spent on such activities. This information will be used to determine the cost of these activities. The study responses are currently being analysed. This research study has been approved by the University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC-2021-016). We hope that the results from this research will inform future policy and practice. More information on the study can be found in the participant information sheet here. The final research findings will be displayed on this page when available.
GPSA is currently analysing research data after interviewing female GP supervisors about why women GPs supervise registrars, or choose not to. This GPSA funded research project aims to inform how to address the conditions to make it easier for women to supervise registrars in general practice. Please read the Explanatory Research Statement for more information. A brief summary report of the findings to date can be found here.
|Supervision Roadmap: Rural Generalist Training in Victoria||This collaborative research project lead by GPSA aimed to explore and expand on existing evidence about rural supervision to meet the learning needs of the RG2 group across the Victorian Rural Generalist Program curriculum. It specifically focused on three rural regions of Victoria: Hume, Loddon Mallee, and Barwon South West. Further, this project aimed to use this information to develop a Supervision Roadmap to guide the implementation of high-quality supervised learning across the core generalist curriculum in regional Victoria.||Executive Summary||October 2021|
|Exploring attributes of high-quality clinical supervision in general practice through interviews with peer-recognised GP supervisors||This research undertaken in 2019-20 interviewed 22 peer-recognised GP Supervisors and identified 7 key areas associated with quality supervision. These included reflecting and learning from other supervisors, structuring learning, caring relationships, involving the whole practice, learner centred approaches, building independence and encouraging reflection. This research was undertaken by GPSA with the support of the Australian Government’s General Practice Training Program.||Download||August 2021|
|Report on 2021 GPSA supervisor survey Part 1: The future of GP training||The 2021 GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA) Annual Survey revealed 70% of GP supervisor respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their Regional Training Organisation (RTO).||Download||May 2021|
|Part 2: The single-employer model||There is strong policy debate about adopting a single-employer model for GP registrars, which involves registrars being employed by an entity outside of the practice where they are training, on a salary.||Download||May 2021|
|GP Clinical Learning Environment Framework research||The GPCLE is a new framework to guide continuous quality improvement of the practice learning environment. The GPCLE has been adapted for general practice training environments from the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment (BPCLE) Framework as part of a research project funded by the Australian Government via the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program.||Download||February 2021|
|Challenges in General Practice during initial COVID 19 response||This study involved a national online survey of Australian GPs and was conducted in April and May 2020, with 572 respondents. We found that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia has resulted in major changes to general practice business models.||Download|
|Supervising GP registrars – who does and doesn’t participate and why?||General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT) in partnership with General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) and Monash University invited 25 GPs to participate in a study designed to better understand the reasons why general practitioners (GPs) do or don’t supervise GP Registrars in rural areas of Tasmania and why. This study is the ﬁrst systematic analysis of GPs participating in registrar supervision and what underpins their decision to participate.||Download||September 2020|
|Measuring the educational alliance from the supervisor’s perspective (GP-SRMS)||The project set out to adapt and validate a tool to measure the educational alliance from the GP Supervisor’s perspective. The result is the GP-Supervisory Relationship Measure for Supervisors (GP-SRMS) which is now validated for use in the AGPT program and the Australian general practice sector. It is understood that this is a world-first.||Summary Findings||November 2018|
|Measuring the educational alliance with supervisors from the registrar perspective (GP-SRMR)||Following on from the successful work of GPTT, GPSA and Monash University to develop the GP Supervisory Relationship Measure for Supervisors (GP-SRMS), the GP Supervisory Relationship Measure for Registrars (GP-SRMR) project has successfully adapted and validated a complementary tool to explore the relationship from the registrar’s perspective.||Download||November 2018|