The Hospital Skills Program (HSP)

The Hospital Skills Program provides continuing professional development for 'non-specialist' doctors (SRMOs, CMOs, hospitalists, GP VMOs and others) working in NSW Health. The program uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional resources and methods appropriate to the working environment of the participant, resulting in the acquisition of skills useful to an employer, and appropriate to the local patient community.


HSP news

Master of Clinical Medicine

NSW Health is calling for career medical officers (CMOs), hospitalists and other generalists to apply for the University of Newcastle’s Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management).

 The program is one of the first of its kind and is designed to equip 'non-specialist' doctors for broader roles in clinical leadership and in co-ordinating patient care in hospitals. HETI is providing sponsorship for doctors attending this course.



HSP Newsletter March 2015

HSP Newsletter August/September 2013

HSP Newsletter September 2012

HSP Newsletter December 2011

HSP professional development process pilot

The HSP professional development process aims to engage non-specialist doctors in a cycle of continuous improvement in skills, knowledge and behaviour enabling the doctor to safely fulfil their current medical role as well as their aspirations for career advancement.

The professional development process ensures the development of a formal relationship between the doctor and their supervisor to guide learning and maximise opportunities for mentoring. A range of workplace based assessment tools recommended to facilitate constructive and timely feedback on performance.

The HSP has completed the Professional Development Process (PDP) pilot with the team at Sutherland Hospital.

The report on the HSP PDP pilot has been completed and distributed. Outcomes from the PDP were presented at ANZMET 2014.

HSP PDP Report

HSP resources

HSP curriculum modules

Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)

The course at the University of Newcastle

Sponsorship provided by HETI