Registrar Orientation to your Practice

Orientating a Registrar to your practice can be a timely exercise but a necessary one. To assist practices in making this transition a smooth one, CCCGPT has published an orientation checklist for use in your practice. This checklist can be adapted specifically for the needs of your practice by adding or deleting as required.

Practice Orientation Checklist

We recommend that this checklist is signed off by either the Supervisor or Practice Manager.

The CCCGPT Orientation Subsidy/Incentive for GPT1 Registrars

To encourage practices to build GP-Start into their practice induction process, CCCGPT has developed a practice orientation subsidy based on the pilot, feedback and evaluation results collected by South Australian users in 2006.

Essentially, CCCGPT recognises that most practices already put aside dedicated hours in the first in practice for induction/orientation of the GPT1 Registrar to your practice. The subsidy structure below is designed to demonstrate that CCCGPT values time which practices have in the past been absorbing and recognises that preparing to complete GP-Start is additional work for the practice.

A 1 Day GPT and 1 Session Supervisor subsidy amount of $900 + GST is available to practices where the GP Start modules 1 & 2 are completed as part of the Practice Induction program.

This subsidy is based on the principal that it will support practices to provide the equivalent of 1 day “patient free” orientation time in the first week of general practice.

The subsidy will be paid to practices on receipt of the following:

  • Review and Feedback sections for Modules 1 & 2 are completed by the Registrar (and the Review Section signed off by the Supervisor) on the GP-Start website by the end of the second week in General Practice. (Advice to Practice Managers: Ask the Registrar to complete the Review and Feedback Sections in the quarantined induction time).

It is important not to overload a Registrar with too much information at orientation. Initially, stick to the necessary lists of information and with time, add in more information about managing chronic care etc. This sort of information can form part of your teaching sessions over the first few months.