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 2018 Cutting Edge workshops for General Practitioners have been accreditated by RACGP. 

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

CTEC Calendar

Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Workshop
Suitable for: General Surgical Trainees, Surgical Service Registrars, Surgical Assistants (General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers)

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures

Workshop
Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities and Level 2 Procedural Insurance. Limited Observer positions are available.
Thursday
Feb 15
2018

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Saturday
Feb 24
2018

Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar

Course
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Anaesthetists - Registrars and Consultants - and GP Anaesthetists
Friday
Mar 2
2018

The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists and Remote Nurse Practitioners
Friday
May 4
2018

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Thursday
May 31
2018

The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse)Available (observer) Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Nurse Practitioners are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs. Limited places are available for Observers.
Friday
Jul 27
2018

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Skin Procedures

Workshop
Available (observer)Sold out (doctor) Suitable for: GPs skilled in surgery and dermatology, with appropriate indemnity cover for Level 2 Procedures. It is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists.Limited Observer positions are available.
Friday
Aug 3
2018

The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics and Gynaecological Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians. Limited places are available for King Edward Memorial Hospital Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery.
Saturday
Aug 4
2018

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

Workshop
Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Thursday
Sep 6
2018

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Oct 26
2018

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: Junior Doctors - Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Service Registrars. Limited places are available for rural GPs who may be required to assist on laparoscopic surgeries at rural and remote hospitals.
Friday
Nov 2
2018

The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners (Rural and Metro)

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