Rural Health West coordinates Supervised Clinical Attachments for procedural general practitioners in anaesthetics, obstetrics, surgery and emergency medicine in Perth and regional hospitals.

Eligibility requirements for general practitioners:
  • Already attained qualifications in a procedural field.
  • Have recognition/credentialing as a procedural general practitioner in a rural hospital and require ongoing upskilling to maintain their skill level.
Why do a Supervised Clinical Attachment?
  • A specific area for upskilling identified.
  • An increase in particular cases not usually seen at the practice.
  • Low volume of procedural cases.
  • To increase confidence in managing a particular area.
  • Unable to access education workshop due to competing demands.
  • Wish to structure learning and timing of an activity to suit individual needs.
  • Prefer one-on-one supervised environment.
  • Develop a better understanding of services offered.
  • To discuss best practice management strategies with a specialist.

Supervised Clinical Attachments are eligible for 40 Category 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and 2 points per hour or a total of 30 Professional Development Points (PDP) with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). To claim these points please visit the RACGP or ACRRM websites.

Supervised Clinical Attachments are eligible under the Rural Procedural Grants Program. The program has two components and provides support for:

  • Procedural general practitioners practising in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics in ASGC-RA 1 to 5 localities (up to 10 days or $20,000 per financial year).
  • General practitioners practising emergency medicine in ASGC-RA 2 to 5 localities (up to three days or $6,000 per financial year).

General practitioners providing services in rural and remote areas but residing primarily in urban areas (for example: locums and RFDS doctors) may also be eligible for the program.

Obstetric Supervised Clinical Attachments are limited and are pre-allocated by the relevant hospitals for the whole year based around their internal training requirements. Information on available placements is sent to all GP obstetricians on our database in November of each year, and placements are allocated on a first-come first-serve request basis. Placements are available at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Osborne Park Hospital, Swan Districts Hospital and Rockingham Hospital.

2016 obstetrics allocated dates are NOW AVAILABLE!
To request a Supervised Clinical Attachment in anaesthetics, obstetrics, surgery or emergency medicine, please complete the request form and email to Rural Health West Rural Health West Workshop Coordinator  or fax Rural Health West on 08 6389 4501.