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.

RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020 - 2022 triennium.

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

 

Important Notice: Following COVID-19 restrictions, and in agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar has been substantially restructured. We are now offering as many workshops from our calendar as possible between September and December. 

A Government of Western Australia CTEC COVID Safety Plan is now in place adhering to strict government conditions on social distancing and contact tracing. In addition, a CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy for the Hill Surgical Workshop has been introduced, and PPE will be provided and must be worn by workshop participants, faculty, medical students, staff and observers.

External workshops adhering to current government guidelines and the CTEC COVID-19 Lab Safety and PPE Strategy recommenced in the Hill Surgical Workshop from late May 2020. For further information about CTEC's COVID-19 Safety and PPE Plans and Strategies, contact 08 6488 8044 or admin-ctec@uwa.edu.au

Further COVID-19 Information for Workshop participants can found here.

 

CTEC Calendar

The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners and GP Registrars. Nurse Practitioners are welcome in the role of assisting the GPs. Limited places are available for Observers.

JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery

Workshop
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.

Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar

Course
Suitable for: Anaesthetists - Registrars and Consultants - and GP Anaesthetists

Team Care of the Bariatric Patient Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Proceduralists, Consultants, Trainees, Junior Doctors, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Dietitians, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students (limited places)

The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing

Workshop
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners

Physicians: Critical Care Procedures Workshop

Workshop
Suitable for: FACEM and FACRRM, with strictly limited places for ACEM Senior Advanced Trainees, and CICM Fellows and Trainees. Those interested in this workshop must complete the Application Form on this page. , Selection will be based on occupational suitability and applications will be reviewed by the Course Convenors. Successful applicants will be notified by email.
Friday
Oct 2
2020

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.
Friday
Oct 9
2020

The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries

Workshop
Available (doctor) Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists, GP Registrars and GP Trainees
Thursday
Oct 29
2020

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.
Thursday
Nov 12
2020

The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners (Rural and Metro)
Saturday
Nov 21
2020

The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block

Workshop
Available (doctor)Available (nurse) Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Emergency Department Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Wednesday
Dec 16
2020

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs

Workshop
Available (doctor) 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 Surgeons. Limited Observer positions are available.
Friday
Dec 18
2020

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.

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