Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.


This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • Better Safer Care VIC




Pathway to fellowship for IMG’s changing –

The RACGP Practice Experience Program (PEP) Specialist Stream will replace the current Specialist Recognition Program (SRP) from 1st September 2019 , bringing with it significant changes for specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs).


The PEP Specialist Stream is a 3GA workforce program that allows doctors to access the highest Medicare benefits while working towards Fellowship.


To read more on the changes head to the following link:



Seeking feedback on advocacy efforts –

The RACGP ran a campaign to increase awareness of the issues most affecting Australia’s GPs and their patients. The campaign consisted of two main parts:


  • Providing members with materials they could use to brief local candidates on the issues
  • An advertising campaign that ran in mainstream and social media for several weeks prior to the election


In an effort to gather a ‘comprehensive picture’ of members’ thoughts on its campaign, the RACGP has sent GPs an online survey.


Read more here:




New program aims to prevent stillbirths –

As part of an effort to reduce the number of stillbirths, Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has launched the ‘Safer Baby Collaborative’ in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.


The program aims to reduce the rate of stillbirths in Victoria by 20% by 2022. It is designed to provide support and resources to 20 participating maternity services from five different angles.


Read more about the Safer Baby Collaborative here:




National recognition of Rural Generalist Medicine –

Work has started on the formal application to have Rural Generalist Medicine recognised as a specialised field within the specialty of General Practice.


Leaders of ACRRM, RACGP and the National Rural Health Commissioner gathered at a Joint College Taskforce meeting this week to begin the application process.


Read more here:




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