Well supported country doctors delivering quality medical care
The Better Medical Care for rural WA Initiative is a coordinated, targeted response to address the challenges faced by rural doctors across the State. It is a partnership between the WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West to ensure doctors can access relevant ongoing medical training, timely locum support, and professional mentoring, and that their families are well supported to live and work across rural Western Australia.
Procedural Mentoring Program
Procedural General Practitioners (GPs) are highly important in rural communities and ensure people can access common surgical and medical procedures close to home.
The General Practitioner (GP) mentoring programs objectives are to assist in providing a safe and suitably skilled GP proceduralist service, identifying locations where the GP proceduralist workforce is vulnerable and increasing the supply of suitably skilled GP proceduralists in rural and remote areas in Western Australia.
Procedural mentoring programs help GPs to gain confidence in their skills as they start working as an independent procedural GP by linking them with an experienced practitioner. Mentoring may take the form of shadowing an experienced doctor, discussing patient lists, debriefing after delivering medical procedures.
Placements are available for the following mentoring programs:
- The GP Anaesthetics Mentoring Program
- The GP Emergency Mentoring Program
- The GP Obstetrics Mentoring Program
- The GP Surgical Mentoring Program
For more information please contact the Procedural Programs Coordinator or telephone (08) 6389 4500.