Rural GP registrar represents AMA on GP Training Committee

21 Mar 2019

Dr Georgina Taylor, a Darwin based GP registrar and member of the AMA Council of Doctors in Training and the AMA Council of General Practice, 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 on 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.

“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,” Dr Taylor said.

“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.

Read more about Dr Taylor’s appointment to GPTAC in the latest edition of Australian Medicine.