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General Practice Supervisor Program

Funded by GPEx, the GP Supervisor for Aboriginal Health provided direct clinical services to six rural and remote clinics and supervised 6 GP Registrars across eight locations in the 2020-2021 reporting period. Face to Face visits have continued throughout the COVID 19 pandemic. The position also provides AHPRA supervision for an IMG in Ceduna and supervision/mentoring for ACRRM specialist pathway.

As part of AHCSA Member Support, the Program continues to improve the uptake of Aboriginal Health Checks (715) and development of GP Management Plans (721). It provides tangible support to the GP workforce at participating rural ACCHSs, together with systems support for clinical governance.

The program has significantly increased the uptake of Aboriginal Health Checks in the ACCHSs involved in the program and continues to expand.


Data Snapshot:

GP Workforce
Additional 6 GP registrars residing or visiting eight rural ACCHS, plus GP Supervisor providing over 700 GP service days for reporting period.

GP Management Plans and Aboriginal Health Checks continue to be performed at increasing rates across all sites involved in the program

Quality Management of Chronic conditions across sites
89% of patients with Diabetes have had an HBA1c performed in previous 12 months.

GP Registrar Cultural
Awareness Training - 100% of GP registrars in SA undergo a two-day intensive cultural awareness
training as part of the program with GPEx. This has continued via webinars in first half of 2020.