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GP Procedural Training Program (GPPTP)

2014-2015 Procedural Training Positions Available

Doctors who are working in General Practice or Registrars seeking extended skills placement are advised that NCGPT have several GP Procedural Training positions available in Emergency Medicine for the 2014 – 2015  financial year. The positions are located at Lismore, Tweed, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie Hospitals.

For further information please contact Sharyn Corben at NCGPT on 66815711 or


NCGPT and Procedural Training

Since January 2003 NCGPT has been successfully placing GPs and registrars in a variety of procedural training posts across our region.

The GP Procedural Program is funded by NSW Health and administered by North Coast GP Training. The aim of the Rural NSW GP Procedural Training Program is to help mitigate the workforce issue in regional and rural NSW by training existing GPs and GP registrars in procedural skills. NCGPT offers excellent training opportunities in the following areas:

  • Obstetrics,
  • Emergency Medicine,
  • Anaesthetics,
  • Mental Health,
  • Surgery.

Training is offered at accredited hospitals where there are appropriate specialist supervisors.


Click on the procedural area for a Fact Sheet:

Click on the procedural area for the Curriculum:

Rural Procedural Training is usually available in the following training hospitals in our region:

  • Tweed Heads
  • Lismore
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Port Macquarie
  • Grafton

Some reasons why GPs and registrars have trained on this program:

  • To increase confidence in emergency skills,
  • To specialise in patients with mental health conditions,
  • To complete an Advanced Rural Skills Post,
  • To fulfil requirements for the RACGP Graduate Diploma Rural/ Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP),
  • Wanting to plan rural locum time, but concerned about Anaesthesia or Obstetrics skills.

NCGPT can arrange for you:

  • RACGP accredited training placements,
  • Fully funded supernumerary placements,
  • Specialist supervision,
  • GP mentorship,
  • Individual Learning Plans,
  • Full-time, short-term or part-time training,
  • Access to NCGPT medical educators.

Our unique educational experience offers:

  • A fabulous coastal & hinterland location,
  • Quality training,
  • Personal assistance,
  • A supportive Area Health Service,
  • Employment opportunities,
  • NSW Health supported placements.

Further information can be obtained from the General Practice Procedural Training Program Information Sheet and General Practice Procedural Training Program Application Form (downloadable PDF forms).

You can also contact Sharyn Corben, Program Manager, for further details.