Remote doctor appointed to Federal Government Committee
Darwin based GP registrar Dr Georgina Taylor has been appointed to the General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC), for a three-year term.
GPTAC is a Federal Health Department committee established in 2015 to provide valuable advice to the Government in regards to maintaining and improving general practice training in order to deliver high quality primary health care to all Australian communities.
Dr Taylor joins the Committee as a representative of the AMA Council of Doctors-in-Training.
“I’ve been involved with the Council of Doctors in Training for a couple of years now and I will bring that focus to the Committee,” Dr Taylor said.
“As the Northern Territory representative on the Council I will have that perspective in the Committee too.
“Quality general practice training is a big focus for the AMA and we need to get the voice of GP registrars heard. I think that’s really important and it is great that the Advisory Committee is a forum that gives GP registrars a voice.
“General practice is a fairly hot topic and I am pleased to be able to contribute. The offer came late last year for interest and I joined my first Committee meeting by teleconference in Melbourne (early in March).”
Dr Taylor spends half of her week travelling to remote communities to provide primary health care.
She travels to one community by plane and to another by ferry.
“I have an awesome job where I get to visit a couple of remote communities each week and provide GP services as part of my role with the Northern Territory Department of Health, Primary Health Care branch,” she said.
The rest of the week, Dr Taylor is involved in academic research and teaching at Flinders University Darwin campus.
CAP: Dr Georgina Taylor, providing remote GP services and now a member of the General Practice Training Advisory Committee.
Published: 08 Mar 2019