NQPHN is part of a Queensland PHN Consortium selected by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) to deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Workforce Planning and Prioritisation (GP WPP) program in Queensland.
To support the transition to the college-led training model, we are working closely with the Department, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), along with a range of key stakeholders.
The objective of the program is to provide independent, regionally based analysis and advice to the Department on current and future GP workforce needs and training capacity to inform the distribution and placement of GP registrars.
The Queensland PHN Consortium’s role in delivering this program, is the development of workforce needs and training capacity reports to guide the GP colleges in their selection and placement allocation processes. As a member of the Queensland Consortium NQPHN is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement across 43 GP catchments in northern Queensland. Utilising both qualitative and quantitative data, NQPHN will provide advise tailored to reflect the needs of our region.
More information regarding GP catchments is available here.
From 2024, an assessment of training pathways in each PHN region will be undertaken to document options that enable single-placement registrar training and identify where gaps exist that necessitate registrar rotation.
Stakeholder engagement and consultation is a critical element to implementing the GP WPP program and involves collaboration and engagement to integrate data, harness local knowledge, expertise and insights, and to test the recommendations on the GP catchments in greatest need of GP services across the state.
Queensland PHNs will be facilitating a range of formal and informal ways through which stakeholders can inform and shape this work to ensure greater visibility of GP training opportunities and a well distributed GP workforce to service our communities now and in the future. Look out for local activities being held in your area – your contribution will be greatly valued.
For further information on the program or to get in touch, contact your local NQPHN team via email email@example.com or phone (07) 4034 0300.