COVID-19 information

Please see the COVID-19 page of our website for additional details of resources available to supervisors and practices during the coronavirus pandemic.

We have been providing regular updates to all our registrars, supervisors and practice managers and we ask them to regularly check their emails for these updates which detail all education and training activities, policies and procedures currently impacted by COVID-19. This information can also be found on MeL or by clicking the information tile (right).

Practice Experience Program (PEP)

Assessors urgently required, for more information see position description and expression of interest.

COVID-19 changes to Practice Incentive Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) 

In recognition that general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across the nation have been impacted by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Services Australia have undertaken work to implement a number of temporary measures under the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) to help ensure business continuity.

These measures are designed to make it easier for practices to continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 and to continue providing quality care to their communities.

Read the full update from the Department of Health here

Change to training time requirements

Following ongoing discussions with the RACGP and in line with the NTCER, MCCC will be enforcing the following as definitions of training:

Full time training requires full time employment of 38 hours per week worked over at least four days*, averaged over a four week period. It will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable). Anything less than 38 hours will be considered part time training.

Minimum part time training is 14.5 hours per week employment over a minimum of two days*. This will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable).

Please note that if a registrar is working across two practices then they must meet the minimum 14.5 hour of employment at each location.

Should you have any queries, please contact your MCCC REAPS directly or call: 1300 622 247

*each session must not be less than three consecutive hours.

Have you subscribed to SuperCast, MCCC’s podcast for supervisors?

Dr Paul Grinzi, a medical educator from our metro west office, has created SuperCast – a podcast for MCCC supervisors. SuperCast will keep you informed about important GP training topics and upcoming MCCC workshop dates and is available for both iOS and Android devices.

This month’s episode discusses COVID-19 and provides insight into training and supervision changes as well as resources available to support GPs and registrars during this time.

For iOS devices: Search for MCCC GP Training in iTunes to listen via the Apple Podcast app. Instructions on how to subscribe are available in this guide.

For Android or iOS devices: Search for MCCC GP Training in the Stitcher app. Instructions on how to subscribe are available in this guide.

Your Supervisor Liaison Officers (SLOs)

MCCC’s Supervisor Liaison Officers facilitate communication and act as a conduit between MCCC’s accredited supervisors and the organisation.

They are able to provide support and professional advice to colleagues regarding training and education requirements, and provide feedback to MCCC’s executive team via quarterly meetings.

Your SLO team

Dr Helen Dooley (Senior SLO)

Dr Hanna El-Khoury (MW region)

Dr Cameron Profitt (SW region)

Dr Dr Bill Walton (NE region)

Dr Tania Jones (NE region)

Dr Michael Connellan (NW region)

Dr Jay Mungi (NW region)

 

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