Continuing Professional Development
The Sutherland Division of General Practice provides a range of educational activities for GPs and practice staff that focus on relevant clinical and practice support areas in general practice.
General practitioners make a vital contribution to achieving satisfactory healthcare outcomes for their patients. Participation in an effective and efficient continuing professional development program is essential to support this role. Effective CPD requires needs assessment, clear learning objectives, appropriate learning methods, reinforcement and evaluation and the Division is well placed to implement a program which combines these elements and which is accessible to local general practitioners.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities are conducted in a variety of formats. This involves seminars, small group learning, lunchtime workshops, active learning modules, clinical Audits. Application for point allocation is submitted to the RACGP.
- General Practitioners must gain 130 points over the triennium. Completion of a minimum of two different Category 1 activities is required.
- Requirements are the same for both full time and part time GPs.
TOTAL OF 130 POINTS
CATERGORY 1 ACTIVITIES
(Choose 2 different modules)
CATEGORY 2 ACTIVITIES
No minimum requirement
- Active learning modules
- Clinical audit module
- Small group learning module
- Supervised clinical attachment module
- Learning plan and portfolio module
- GP research- principle investigator or research participant
- Higher education and college courses relevant to general
practice completion of: diploma course, masters, PhD
- RACGP Assessment: FRACGP exam completion, FRACGP practice
base assessment completion, Graduate Diploma in Rural General Practice
- Write an article for a peer reviewed journal
- 2 points per hour education activities
- Presentation of original papers to peers
- Teaching medical students
- Training supervision
- External clinical teaching
- Participating in sentinel surveillance
- Writing a community article
- Editing/reviewing articles
- Book review
- Letter to the editor
- Hospitals in the home
- RACGP examiner
- Conference attendance
The Division conducts 10 monthly CPD sessions per year. Other related program CPD activities also are included in our yearly education eg: Aged Care - a combined GP and Aged Care Facility seminar; Quality Use of Medicines Program - a combined GP and Pharmacist seminar; Practice Support -a combined GP and Practice Staff seminar.
Monthly Education seminars are usually held at Hazelhurst Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea. All other education activities are advertised at the time.
If you're a GP practising within the Sutherland Shire boundary, you can log onto our website and book to attend any Education Activities conducted by the Division. Click here to go to Education / Events and select your Program.
If you book into one the Division education activities and cannot attend, please contact the Division on 9545-3533 to cancel your registration. This would be appreciated as the Division must provide final numbers for catering purposes.
RESOURCES FROM THE CPD EVENTS
For handouts or presentation notes please contact the Division or you can go the secure section page.
The Division applies to the RACGP for CPD points for all GP Education Activities. The College sends out a statement of points twice per year.
Please note the Division does not have access to your points statement. You can find an update of your points statement by going to the RACGP website and logging your password.
The Division will have records of your attendance at Sutherland Division Education activities only. Any enquiries, please contact the Education Officer Jan Sadler at the Division.