GPTA Ltd National General Practice Supervisors Association

Welcome to GPTA Ltd
General Practice Supervisors Australia
Annual General Meeting
“We are the voice of GP Supervisors training the next generation of family doctors.”
We want to make GP Supervision rewarding, respected and recognised.”
“We are working to recruit and retain quality GP Supervisors”
Annual Report
Corporate Structure and Funding
• Dept Health. GPET Funding
• Not for Profit Charity Status
• Changing Company Arrangements
Major Projects and Achievements
• Staff & Office Establishment
• Member Engagement
• Advocacy & Sector Engagement
• Sponsorship & Partnership Activity
• Research Project
Next Twelve Months
Board Members
Dr Bruce Willett
Dr Trish Baker
Dr Steve Holmes
Dr Ian Kamerman
Dr Ken Hazelton
The Hon Geoff Wilson
Dr Alan Leeb
Thank You
Dept Health & GPET Funding
The Board wishes to acknowledge and thank both GPET and Dept. Health.
Funding has enabled groundbreaking work over the last 12 months.
Thank you also to staff at the Dept. of Health and GPET.
GPSA Board Activities
11 Board meetings over last 12 months
• 6 On-line video meetings
• 5 face to face meetings
• Strategic Planning Weekend
Plus meetings of
• FARM Committee (Finance Audit & Risk Management)
• National Terms & Conditions Sub Committee
GPSA Strategic Planning Weekend
Changing Company Arrangements
& Not for Profit Charity Status
• Current business arrangements operate through General Practice
Supervisors Australia Pty Ltd.
• Next 2 months - all business operations transfer to GPTA Ltd.
• GPTA Ltd - not for profit company, registered as a Health Promotion
Charity (ACNC) - tax deductible donations.
GPTA Ltd will continue to trade as GPSA.
Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement
• Health Ministers: Policy advice and consultation meetings, with the Hon.
Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health and Sport, and the Hon. Senator
Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health.
• UGPA: United General Practice Australia – six meetings, made a full
• Department of Health: policy advice, advocacy including new training
arrangements and infrastructure grants.
• GPET - GPSA Board consultation meetings with GPET CEO and Chair. Four
times per year.
• Peak body representation for Aboriginal Health training (GPET).
• Sponsor engagement and consultation.
• Member representation on many RTP Boards.
New Government Engagement
The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Minister
for Health and Minister for Sport
Presentation of Best Practice
Hon. Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant
Minister for Health and Leader of the
Nationals in the Senate.
Webinar for rural Supervisors
UGPA February 2014
Major Projects & Achievements
Office Establishment, Staff & Contractors:
• Limited budget, yet maximised resources.
• Total staffing is less than 2 people in total (including CEO).
• Office and Administration facilities established.
• Innovative and agile organisation.
The Team
Julian McCarthy (top left), IT & Tech Support; Rebecca Qi, Accounts; Margo Field CEO; Robert
Were, Research & Senior Administration; Sinead Mildenhall (bottom left), Administration;
Laura McGeogh, Media & Communications.
2013-14: GPET
• Funding pilot research project re: characteristics of high quality training
• Funding for key GPSA functions.
2013-14: Dept Health & Ageing
• Initial core funding for office establishment.
2014-15: Dept Health.
• GPSA successful in achieving funding for next twelve months.
Member Engagement
Surveys & Regular eNews
• Largest communication channel directly to
• Membership represents 1246 training
• New honorary member category.
• Member engagement increased via Facebook,
Twitter and LinkedIn.
• 3 surveys undertaken to ascertain members
views on current issues.
• 9 eNews emailed to members to provide up to
date information.
Consistently high response from members –
thank you!
Communication Strategy
Rebranding – new logo & “Look & Feel”
Old NGPSA website
New Look - GPSA
Buddy Support for New Supervisors
Tips and Tricks for Supervision
Buddy Support for Rural & Remote
Understand & Minimise your Risks
Thank you for outstanding participation!
Guides for Supervisors
• Guide for Practice Managers & Supervisors
• Best Practice for Supervision
• Team Leadership in General Practice
• Vertical & Horizontal Learning Integration in General Practice
Member Surveys
• Members Survey 2013: what’s important to members.
• Red Tape Reduction 2014: quickest / most passionate responses yet from
members (red tape picture sent in with a response).
• Government Budget Changes to GP training: 2014 – proposed changes and
what that the budget will mean for GP Supervision.
Sponsorship & Partnership Activity
MDA National – thank you to our first
More on the way.
Negotiation 2015
National Terms & Conditions
• Significant contribution of Director’s time and resourcing.
• Aiming for simpler, clearer document.
• Inclusion of GPT 3 & 4.
• Pay to be calculated on receipts or billings.
• A “Guide to the Agreement” providing additional supporting information
eg. payroll calculations
• Other significant changes being negotiated.
Pilot Research Project
• GPET funded.
• “Characteristics of high quality GP Training Practices”
• 13 peer-recognised successful training Practices from across Australia.
• Benchmarking and indicators of activity managed by Australian Medical
Benchmarks – a division of Cutcher & Neale.
• Results from the Project will be published by December 2014.
• Will provide invaluable information for what works in successful training
Next Twelve Months
Advocacy regarding new GP Training Program.
Continuous promotion of the importance of the GP Supervisor.
Finalising 2015 NTC with GPRA.
Finalising and publishing pilot research project.
Communication and maintaining strong member engagement.
Supporting Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander GP’s to become Supervisors.
Building Supervisor capacity in areas of workforce shortage.
Supporting Supervisors of IMG’s.
Building pathways to support newly fellowed GP’s to become Supervisors.
A recognition program for experience supervisor’s
Programs to support the Training Practice.
Thank you for your interest and

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