04 November 2022

GP Registrar workshop 2022 wrap up


NTGPE wrapped up its very last GP registrar workshop in Alice Springs on Arrente country last week. As always, the 3 day schedule was jam packed with sessions on musculoskeletal health, gender diversity, uncertainty, speaking up, listening down, women's health and cultural education.

On Wednesday the 31 GP registrars were updated on our transition to college-led training. It was great to hear from NTGPE Director of People and Transformation Renee Alexander about NTGPEs BEYOND program and representatives from RACGP and ACRRM.

Our stakeholder dinner event had a backdrop of the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges, and attendees heard from NTGPE CEO Dr Richard Zanner and NTGPE Board Chair Dr Emma Kennedy. Richard talked about the importance of knowledge continuity through our community of practice.

The workshop finished with a cultural education day hosted by the NTGPE Cultural Education Team. GP registrars and NTGPE staff ended Friday with a visit to ANZAC Hill, then were treated to traditional bush tucker and food tasting by Kungka’s Can Cook.

The cultural immersion continued on Saturday where GP registrars and staff were invited to attend the Aboriginal Culture Standley Chasm Cultural Tour. The group bush walked and did dot paintings before heading off to visit the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Thanks to everyone who organised, attended and presented at the workshop. A very special and memorable week in beautiful Alice Springs.