Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Newsletter - Edition 18

Tasmanian Rural Health Conference 2019

March 23 - 24, 2019

Medical Science Precinct, Hobart

In this edition:

Director - Rural Pathways news

Are you the next Director, Rural Pathways?

Yes, we will soon be advertising for a new Director, Rural Pathways. I will be increasing my hours as Medical Director, GP and Primary Care and look forward to working with a new colleague in the TRGP space.

Congratulations to all of you who received first round intern offers to work in Tasmania in 2019. I wish the 5th year medical students at the University of Tasmania all the best for their exams this week!

The TRGP has some Tasmanian Rural Generalist Scholarships (TRGS) worth up to $15,000 over 3 years, available for RCS and LCS graduates working in the north or north-west in 2019 and intending on becoming a rural generalist.

Tasmanian Rural Generalist Scholarships (TRGS)

Rural Workforce Survey *PLEASE COMPLETE*

On 24 August, 2018, a number of stakeholders are meeting to discuss strategies to recruit and retain rural generalists and GPs to Tasmanian communities. This is in advance of renegotiating the Rural Medical Practitioners Agreement.

I'd love to be able to take your collective view on what the barriers to working in rural practice are, and what solutions you would like to see considered. It's very short. We'd love the views of current and future rural generalists and GPs.

Please complete the survey by close of business Monday, 20 August, 2018.

Rural Workforce Survey

Meningococcal in Tasmania

For updates on Meningococcal in Tasmania, please visit Department of Health - Population Health

Mapping Primary Care in Australia

Completed by the Grattan Institute, this report outlines the current state of primary care and calls for a comprehensive national primary care and calls for a comprehensive national primary care policy framework and further collaboration to improve prevention and primary care.

Grattan Institute - Mapping Primary Care in Australia

Wellness Framework - Clinical Scholarships

Do you have allied health professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers, pharmacists, nurses or midwives working in your rural practice? There are scholarships up to $20,000 available for applicants to acquire skills and knowledge that meets their patients' well-being goals.

Wellness Framework - Clinical Scholarships

Have you completed your FACRRM or FARGP in Tasmania?

Don't forget to apply for your Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Certificate of Completion. The conference dinner provides opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments.

Your guide to Medicare for Indigenous health services

Developed by the Australian Government Department of Human Services provides an overview of the item numbers and incentives and incentives available in Primary Care for Indigenous health services.

Your guide to Medicare for Indigenous health services

Research Article

Smyth, J., Winona Pit, S. and Hansen, V. (2018) Can the work ability model provide a useful explanatory framework to understand sustainable employability amongst general practitioners: a qualitative study, Human Resources for Health 16:32

Current vacancies

For THS Registrar Recruitment and other THS/DoH jobs, please visit www.jobs.tas.gov.au

For GP registrar placements through GPTT, please visit GPTT placement process information.

For GP vacancies, please visit HRPlus


The Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Calendar is LIVE!

Email sharee.taylor@health.tas.gov.au to have your event included in the calendar.

Tasmanian Rural Health Conference 23-24 March, 2019

Save the date for TRHC19 in Hobart. It will immediately precede the National Rural Health Conference 24-27 March, 2019, Hobart.

15th National Rural Health Conference 24-27 March, 2019

Annual Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium, 20 September, 2018

Themes include:

  • Rural Health Workforce Development;
  • Rural Training Strategies;
  • Innovative Rural Service Delivery Models to Enable the Provision of Health Services to Meet Community Needs;
  • Improving the Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People; and
  • Research with the Potential to Improve Rural Health

Contact terri.stevens@utas.edu.au for additional information.