GENERAL & ACUTE CARE MEDICINE TRAINING NETWORKS
|Network Name||Network Hospital Sites||Site Physician Contacts|
|Riverina||Albury Wodonga||Annie Hung|
|Calvary Mater Newcastle||Calvary Mater Newcastle||Suzanne Wass|
|Central Coast Network||Wyong|
|New England Network||Armidale|
|Northern Sydney Coastal Network||Coffs Harbour||Christiaan Mostert|
|Royal North Shore|
The Sydney Adventist Hospital
|John Hunter Network||John Hunter||Patrick Oakley|
|Port Macquarie||Matthew Kinchington|
|St George||Grant Pickard|
ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVANCED TRAINING IN GENERAL MEDICINE NETWORKS IN NSW.
At the request of the NSW Ministry of Health and in alignment with the recommendations of the Medical Portfolio Programs Review: Equipping NSW Doctors for Patient Centred Care, April 2015, the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is establishing an Advanced Training in General Medicine Networks in NSW.
Establishment of a network training program
The establishment of network training will be an important part of ensuring the ongoing development of a competent Advanced General Medicine workforce for NSW. It will provide:
- Support for all Advanced General Medicine trainees to have access to high quality clinical and educational opportunities in all accredited training sites;
- Recognition of the importance of rotations between metropolitan and regional/rural hospitals for Advanced General Medicine trainees;
- Network support for facilities to establish new accredited training positions in Advanced General Medicine.
In 2016 a Clinical Lead in Advanced Training in General Medicine, Associate Professor Aidan Foy, has been appointed and is currently engaged in site visits and consultation with stakeholders.
Planning is underway for the establishment of networks to include metropolitan, regional and rural training sites.
MORE INFORMATION FOR TRAINEES:
NSW Health’s Map my Health Career website provides information about and comparisons of medical specialties.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is responsible for training in Advanced General Medicine and information about training is available on the RACP website at Advanced Training - General and Acute Care Medicine.