The Hospital Skills Program (HSP)

The HSP provides continuing professional development for 'non-specialist' doctors (SRMOs, CMOs, Hospitalists 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

Professional Development Workshop

The HNELHD Hospital Skills Program is sponsoring a medical professional development workshop for non-specialist SRMOs, CMOs & GP VMOs

Saturday 2 August 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle

For more information please download the program and application form

2014 Simulation Forum

HETI sponsored a day of Simulation training focussing on recent RCA data – examining adverse events and near misses in the emergency department and the impact of human factors.  Participants took part in clinical scenarios dealing with actual events and explored how better patient outcomes could have been achieved. Special thanks to the teams at Coffs Harbour: iSIMCENTRE & Blacktown: AIMSi who put on a great day for all.


Masters of Clinical Medicine

NSW Health is calling for career medical officers (CMOs), hospitalists and other generalists to apply for the 2014 semester II intake of the University of Newcastle’s Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)

Please note that the closing date for applications is 14 July 2014. 

 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.

2014 semester I residential school was held at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) at John Hunter Hospital on 15 and 16 March



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 almost completed a Professional Development Process (PDP) pilot with the team at Sutherland Hospital.

A report on the HSP PDP pilot will be available at the end of July.

HSP resources

HSP curriculum modules

Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Managment)

The course at the University of Newcastle

Sponsorship provided by HETI