The NSW and ACT Practice Managers Advisory Group (PMAG) is convened by GP Synergy, in collaboration with the Aboriginal community-controlled health services (ACCHSs) across the state and territory to ensure cultural governance and integrity in the practice management domain.
The PMAG provide support and guidance from a practice management perspective through implementing key priority areas in the GP Synergy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Training Strategic Plan.
The PMAG further supports the ACCHS sector through GP training in accredited health training posts, through the provision of training and support of GP registrars and supervisors. The PMAG aims to support the ‘cyclical recruitment’ concept where registrars go on to become accredited GP supervisors. Thus increasing the GP workforce and contributing to the National Partnership Agreement for ‘Closing the Gap’ between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.
The group also provides support and guidance around professional development and educational needs of the ACCHS sector, the registrar and supervisor, and act as a peer support network for capacity building within the membership of the group.
The PMAG membership comprises:
- Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service | North Eastern NSW
- Yerin Aboriginal Health Service | North Eastern NSW
- Dubbo Aboriginal Medical Service | Western NSW
- Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation | Murrumbidgee & ACT
- South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation | Lower Eastern NSW
- Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services | Lower Eastern NSW
Each year the PMAG host their annual event – ACCHS Practice Manager Network Conference, providing an opportunity through networking and sharing industry knowledge, business models and professional development.
The PMAG is supported by the GP Synergy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education Unit through its administrative requirements.