General Practitioner Anaesthetists Group

The General Practitioner Anaesthetists Group looks after medical practitioners who are trained, experienced and possibly qualified in anaesthesia but not to the level of Fellowship of ANZCA.

In rural and regional areas of Australia, anaesthesia frequently has to be performed by GPAs because of the shortage of specialist anaesthetists or because the size of the population cannot support a specialist anaesthetist. As a consequence, it is recognised that Australia will have a requirement for and dependency on GPAs providing anaesthetic services in rural and regional areas for the foreseeable future.

For further information or to contact the committee please contact the GPAC secretary.