Who we are
The Primary Health Care Institute (PHCI) is the dedicated educational arm of Primary Health Care medical centres. In line with Primary’s focus on providing premium quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to all Australians, the PHCI was established in 2014 to support doctors, registrars and medical students to do their best work possible.
Our aim is to foster an environment of continual learning, development and connectivity that results in better care for the patients at our centres. Whether you are a registrar starting out your career or you are a GP who has been practicing for 30 years, at the PHCI we are here to help you develop your skills in the area you desire. Our goal is to empower young professionals through knowledge and support so they can thrive in their chosen career path and to provide experienced practitioners the opportunity to up-skill or deepen their knowledge.
Under the leadership of Mark Priddle, the PHCI has grown to a nationwide network of experienced specialists who develop and deliver education and training across a wide range of clinical and health management topics. This kind of central business support is unique in the Australian medical industry and accessible to all health care professionals at Primary Health Care centres.
What we do
At the Primary Health Care Institute it’s our goal to introduce the younger generation of GPs and health professionals to an outstanding career in general practice. To achieve this, we focus on
- Sourcing, coordinating, developing and implementing industry leading training for doctors and medical professionals on CPD related and other material
- Providing a dedicated internal registrar program that works with Regional Training Provider – from on-boarding through the full lifecycle of training to a potential transition to contractor, we aim to make the process as seamless and successful as possible
- Partnering with universities and higher education providers to make learning resources and practical experiences available to the next generation of medical professionals
- Ensuring that registrars and medical students within Primary Health Care are exposed to best practice supervision, a wide range of patients and best practice in learning.