General Practitioners

Training for General Practitioners

Unlike metropolitan-based General Practitioners, doctors working in remote and rural environments may be required to perform surgical procedures because there is limited access to specialists and medical teams.  CTEC's The Cutting Edge workshops cover a comprehensive range of medical and surgical skills to address the wide and varied skills base required by these doctors.

The following list of workshops and educational events are suitable for General Practitioners.

CTEC Calendar

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural General Practitioners whose skills encompass emergency and surgical care. , Limited positions for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant, are available.
Wednesday
May 8
2024

Critical Care Procedures Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: FACEM qualified Consultants by application. Rural and Remote General Practitioners at FRACGP and FACRRM level will be considered. , Priority will be given to practitioners in peripheral and regional hospitals and those engaged in training and education. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
Friday
May 10
2024

The Cutting Edge: Introductory Wound Suturing

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Paramedics
Thursday
May 23
2024

The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse)Sold out (observer) Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Limited participant places for Nurse Practitioners. Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs (places free of charge). Limited places are available for Observers.
Friday
Jun 14
2024

The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin & Soft Tissue Injuries

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists, GP Registrars and GP Trainees
Friday
Jul 19
2024

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures

Workshop
Available (nurse)Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: GPs skilled in surgery with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. It is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists. Limited positions available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Saturday
Aug 17
2024

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

Workshop
Sold out (doctor)Sold out (nurse) Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Friday
Aug 30
2024

The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians, particularly medical practitioners with a DRANZCOG qualification. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
Thursday
Sep 5
2024

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Saturday
Sep 14
2024

Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar

Course
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Anaesthetists - Registrars and Consultants - and GP Anaesthetists
Friday
Sep 20
2024

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (observer) Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural emergency GPs and GP Proceduralists. Limited Observer positions are available.
Wednesday
Oct 9
2024

Critical Care Procedures Workshop

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: FACEM qualified Consultants by application. Rural and Remote General Practitioners at FRACGP and FACRRM level will be considered. , Priority will be given to practitioners in peripheral and regional hospitals and those engaged in training and education. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
Friday
Oct 11
2024

The Cutting Edge: Practical ED Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Rurally based GPs, GP Registrars and Advanced Scope Nurse Practitioners, particularly those working in emergency settings.
Friday
Oct 25
2024

The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners
Thursday
Nov 21
2024

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Unaccredited Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.

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