A mixed methods study identifying underserved communities where GP registrar training could be better targeted in north-western Queensland and strategies to increase high quality GP registrar supervision and training in these locations

  • McGrail, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Russell, Deborah (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • O'Sullivan, Belinda (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Campbell, David (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Teague, Peta (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeve, Carole (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Sen Gupta, Tarun (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Young, Louise (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hays, Richard (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Malau-Aduli, Bunmi Sherifat (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project addresses a key objective of both GMT and ACRRM – to develop a general practice workforce that is optimally aligned with population health needs, thus optimising workforce sustainability and training. Specifically, this project will identify underserved communities where GP registrar training capacity could be better targeted to support the healthcare needs of north-western Queenslanders. This includes quantifying the current distribution of AGPT GP supervisors and AGPT registrars relative to the Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification and the Index of Access. In consultation with GP workforce stakeholders in Queensland innovative strategies to build high quality GP registrar training/supervision in these locations will be developed.

The project aligns with the strategic direction of GMT – to provide excellent GP training that meets community need with a focus on rural and remote areas. It also is strongly aligned with the Australian Health Department’s GP Training Policy research priority areas related to GP training, and workforce and sustainability. The partnership with the Monash School of Rural Health rural workforce research team (who have led the rural medical workforce supply and distribution theme in the MABEL study) will provide essential expertise, promote collaboration between quantitative and qualitative researchers, and build workforce research capacity within GMT.
Short titleTargeting GP registrar supervision to address population health need
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18