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Network applauds College’s registrar employment role


Network applauds College’s registrar employment role

A successful bid by the Royal New Zealand College of GPs to become the employer of registrars in their first year of training offers the opportunity to develop a comprehensive GP training pathway in both urban and rural areas, says New Zealand Rural General Practice chairman Dr Jo Scott Jones.

He congratulated the College on its successful tender bid following Health Workforce New Zealand’s call for expressions of interest for a new employer for first-year GPEP registrars in May this year.

“This gives the college an opportunity to develop comprehensive placements in quality teaching practices across the whole spectrum of rural and urban practice and to begin to align initiatives such as the post-graduate placement of year two doctors in rural practice with rural GPEP1 registrar training and rural GPEP2 senior registrar placements.

‘It offers the potential for the development of a ‘rural GP pathway’ of postgraduate training in the future.

“Providing health professionals with consistent training in rural areas from undergraduate through postgraduate and into lifelong learning is an important factor in recruitment and retention of our workforce.

“We look forward to the review of the VBS and would like to see this aligned with rural GP training pathway.”


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