General practitioners and rural and remote medical staff – do you provide care for people with life-limiting conditions and want to increase your skills in the palliative approach to care? PEPA is a great opportunity to learn from palliative care specialists in a supported environment.

 

Placements are available in all Australian states and territories and applicants from rural and remote areas are encouraged to apply.

PEPA has three learning components:

    1. A supervised clinical attachment to:
    • inpatient palliative care – to provide experience in the ongoing management of patients, case conferencing and the role of the multidisciplinary team
    • acute hospital consultancy – to provide experience in the management of the patient and family needs during the transition from curative to palliative care and the management of complex acute problems and/or
    • community practice – which can provide experience in management of patient and family needs in the community and the resources and equipment available in the home.
    1. A planned activity that you implement in your own workplace within three months of completing the attachment.
    1. The development of networks to assist you in your own practice with people with life-limiting conditions.

Financial support is available to assist you to undertake this education program, including contribution towards backfill (payable to your employer) and travel (for rural and remote applicants).

Tailored workshops are also available in most states and territories and are offered free of charge.  To find out more see our calendar of events.

Watch Dr Phillip Good, Palliative Care Specialist talk about Optimising the Care of Palliative Care Patients.   You will need to register and log in to watch the video.

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                                                      Dr Phillip Good
Visit our Online Module  – GP & Rural and Remote Medical Practitioner Learning Guide (available 2011).


Or, download the PDF version of the GP & Rural and Remote Medical Practitioner Learning Guide (version 2.1 2011)

 

 

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

 

ACRRM will allocate 30 ACRRM pdp points* to GPs who have ACRRM membership and undertake a PEPA supervised clinical placement at a specialist palliative care service for a minimum of 15 hours.  To claim for these initial 30 pdp points participants will need to submit the one page application form to the National PEPA team.   For further information about eligible activities participants may like to refer to the ACRRM pdp handbook for 2014-2016 at https://www.acrrm.org.au/misc/pdp-handbook/Default.htm.Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

 

Eligible RACGP members who undertake a PEPA placement of at least 10 hours may be eligible for 40 x Category 1 points (meets RACGP Quality Improvement Activity requirement).

 

 

 

If you are a member of RACGP and would like to apply for Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (QI & CPD) points, please self-record an activity online by following the steps outlined below:

 

1.     Log in to the RACGP website  www.racgp.org.au - on the far top right hand corner you will see a blue button ‘My account’
2.     'Log in' - enter your user name and password
3.     On the left hand side you will see two blue buttons - select  ‘Submit a self-directed activity’
4.     There will be a pop up box 'Attention' - just close it
5.     Select the activity type you are wanting to submit eg. Supervised Clinical Attachment
6.     Answer the questions
7.     Select specific requirement eligibility/ training grant eligibility/CPR if applicable
8.     Attach any supporting documentation
9.     Tick ‘I agree’ under declaration
10.  Click “SUBMIT”

 

Contact details and addresses are available from: http://qicpd.racgp.org.au/program/contacts .

 

 

 

Royal Australian College of Physicians Fellows

 

 

 

Participants in the RACP MyCPD Program may be eligible to claim credits for attending PEPA placements under 'Category 4 : Structured Learning Projects' at 3 credits per hour*.

 

 

 

*Please note that the professsional development points allocated are subject to change without notice and may increase or decrease as considered appropriate by the professional associations involved.

 

 

 

AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

 

 

 

Annual registration with AHPRA for health professionals requires individual participation in continuing professional development to meet requirements of each National Board. Points can be gained through PEPA placements and workshops with the number of points available varying depending upon the professional discipline. This is a self recording process and all responsibility to document and claim points falls on the registrant directly.

 

 

 

 

For further information contact your state or territory PEPA manager, or visit their website.