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Academic Partnership with ACRRM (David Campbell)
- Current trend among junior doctors towards sub specialties is of concern.
- Reiterating importance of generalism – home of generalism is rural practice.
- Considering strategies that have workforce outcomes around generalism - GP proceduralists, general surgeons, physicians
- Current President of College of Physicians is a general physician at Wangaratta – working towards more generalist outcomes
- ACRRM keen to work with FRAME and RCSs on policy development in this area
- ACRRM major driver behind rural generalist programs in QLD and other states
- HWA focus on national program for rural generalist training
- Opportunities politically to be driving the concept of vertical integrations pathways to rural general practice. What policy changes are required? What should be the governance arrangements?
- RCSs could become fund holders for GP Proceduralist training program and specialist training program
♦ FRAME members are encouraged to attend the ACRRM conference in Cairns, October 30
Rural Medical Generalist Program – HWA (Judi Walker)
- Richard Murray & Judi Walker on Project Advisory Group
- Discussion paper to be released soon for comment
♦ FRAME Task Group consisting of Ruth Stewart, Lucie Walters, Geoff Nicholson & Patricia Stuart to prepare response to discussion paper