5 April, 2024

Prison Health Staff accredited key training

West Moreton Health’s ability to attract and develop Prison Health Service staff has been further boosted ahead of the opening of the new Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre.

Already an employer of choice in the region, West Moreton has received Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) accreditation to undertake key medical registrar training.

The accreditation will allow selected Senior Medical Officers (SMO) from West Moreton’s Prison Health Service to supervise GP registrars during their training.

Medical registrars are doctors who have completed their medical degree and are undertaking further training in the specialised area of general practice.

Accreditation will enhance the appeal of employment at West Moreton’s Prison Health Service for registrars, while also upskilling the workforce.

The boost comes as work continues on the Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre, a 1536-bed, high security men’s prison scheduled to receive its first prisoners in late 2024 or early 2025.

Dr Nadeem Siddiqui, Clinical Director of West Moreton’s Prison Health Services, said this has been a goal for around 12 months.


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