Calling All GPs Down Under – Want To Teach For GP Update?

  1. Background

Primary Care International (PCI) was set up by Red Whale | GP Update to support the expansion of its work internationally, with a particular interest in strengthening primary care in resource-poor settings. In 2014, this new venture became a separate not-for-profit company, and is currently running a number of pilot projects around management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low and middle-income settings.

PCI has seen a growing demand to take its GP Update courses from low to high income countries and has held courses in Australia, Germany and Sweden.

In 2016 and 2017, we successfully delivered GP Update courses across 5 major cities in Australia in partnership with HealthCert. We are now planning to run the courses again for a third year during August and September 2018 and are seeking an additional presenter for our training team.

A writing/editing team ‘Australianised’ the GP Update Handbook for the Australian market in 2016 and this is updated annually by a small team based at the University of Melbourne.

Australia Presenter Role Description

  • Collaborate with your Australian co-presenter and the Handbook Updating team to ensure that you are familiar with the updated GP Update Australia Handbook and the teaching topics to be delivered.
  • Work with your Australian co-presenter to update and add new slides and rehearse content, including participation in a webinar to prepare for programme delivery.
  • Co-deliver the GP Update course with your co-presenter on the following dates:

Adelaide: Pullman Adelaide, Saturday 4 August 2018

Melbourne: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Saturday 11 August 2018

Brisbane: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Saturday 25 August 2018

Perth: Perth Arena, Saturday 8 September 2018

Sydney: Sydney ICC, Saturday 15 September 2018

  • Participate in a de-brief / review of the programme with the PCI team

In carrying out this work, you will have full access to the PCI team for any necessary advice and support. Your primary PCI contact point for this work will be Julia Beart and Jack Barton from the Operations Team, who will facilitate your connection with the other colleagues involved in the project. Dr Lucy Jenkins and Dr Peter Rose, Co-Founders and Directors of GP Update and PCI, will perform an overall clinical / advisory role to this project.


  1. What kind of presenter are we looking for?
  • You should have experience as a practising GP, with an enthusiasm and passion for general practice.
  • You need to have a lively and engaging presenting style and an ability to handle an audience – to take questions, control the floor and keep to time – all with good humour and patience.
  • A willingness to share from your own experience – both your failures and your successes.
  • The teaching material will be provided for you, but an understanding of the principles and pitfalls of evidence-based medicine would be a huge benefit.
  • Be able to reflect our core values of being professional, relevant and enthusiastic.


  1. Getting involved

If you are interested in getting involved, please drop a line (including your CV) to for an informal discussion about the role. You will be paid a fixed fee for this work based on a competitive day rate, with total work expected to be around 12.5 days including preparation and presenting time. All profits from these courses will help to finance the work of PCI in low-resource settings.

Deadline for expressions of interest: Thursday 7 December 2017