Father’s Day – time to reflect

Father’s Day is a great time to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of being a Father. As all fathers know there are no rights just responsibilities (right?!) with the occasional gesture of appreciation that comes once a year with jocks, socks and maybe aftershave if you are lucky. Breakfast in bed and all the […]

Programmatic Assessment Roadshow

November 2017 was the month of Programmatic Assessment Masterclasses in Australia for ModMed (GPEx). Five workshops, hosted by five different organisations in four cities, saw over 400 people attend the Masterclasses. They were led by Prof Cees Van der Vleuten, from Maastricht University, Prof Lambert Schuwirth from The Prideaux Centre at Flinders University and Ms Christine […]

How healthy are the men in our lives? Time to Act

Merriam-Webster definition of Male: An individual of the sex that is typically capable of producing small, usually motile gametes (such as sperm or spermatozoa) which fertilise the eggs of a female. We all know that the males in our lives are more than that; they are our fathers, sons, husbands, partners, brothers and mates. They […]

Tips to assist change in General Practice

“THE ONLY CONSTANT IN LIFE IS CHANGE “ Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. As the season changes to the chill of winter, it brings with it other changes; a new semester with new topics to study, new professors to get used to, and for many a change in placement positions and so new faces including Practices […]

Obstetric Shared Care Newsletter | Autumn

Recommendation for all Women to be Offered Pre-Pregnancy Genetic Screening By Dr Annie Lin – GP Advisor, SA Obstetric Shared Care Program At the recent Obstetric Shared Care Accreditation Seminar Associate Professor Chris Barnett talked to our GPs about pre-pregnancy genetic screening and Dr Annie Lin has shared a summary of his presentation for you […]

Welcoming new team members – managing change in practice

Every 6 months or so, our training partners go through change with new GP registrars coming into the team and others departing. We spoke with a couple of our Practice Managers about how they support their teams during this time, Kate and Michelle share their thoughts with us; Kate Foster, Practice Manager, Kingcraig Medical Clinic, Naracoorte […]

Developing an evidence-based, practical and contextualised Workplace Based Assessment Framework

In late 2018, GPEx was awarded a special Education Research Grant by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to design a Workplace-based Assessment (WBA) Framework for use within Australian General Practice Training (AGPT). This Framework was completed in collaboration with, Flinders University, EVGPT, GP Synergy, GPTQ, GPTT, MCCC, NTGPE, RVTS and WAGPET. To inform Framework development the following project streams were completed: The […]

Perinatal Practice Guideline Updates for GPs

A number of Guidelines have been published on both the SA Health website (available at and and web-based a (available at Please find attached the guideline upload summaries that detail key points/changes. Perinatal Practice Guidelines: Access Here Neonatal Medication Guidelines• Colecalciferol• Multivitamins (Penta-Vite®) Access Here Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes• Changes to the SA Perinatal Practice […]

A woman’s work is never done – or is it?

Did you know, the origin of that saying actually comes from an old rhymed couplet which goes: Man may work from sun to sun,But woman’s work is never done. An easy and memorable saying, however I think the following could be preferred… “A woman is like a tea bag; it’s only when she’s in hot […]

Putting your best self forward in a new rural community

Rural and Remote training can often seem like a daunting challenge – especially as young women. Not only do we need to get our heads around a new job, but move away from our base support networks of family and friends and potentially take on the demanding on-call roll. Further challenges arise with acclimatising ourselves […]