- What is PEPA?
- How is it funded?
- How long is the PEPA Program being funded?
- What is the duration of placement?
- Do I receive Professional Development Points?
- Are there any additional costs involved?
- Is there any post placement support?
- Who do I contact for more information?
- How do I apply?
PEPA is an education program that provides health professionals with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the palliative approach by undertaking a supervised clinical attachment within selected speciality palliative care services in Perth and regional areas.
PEPA is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Palliative Care Program. The Cancer Council Western Australia's Palliative and Supportive Care Education Team (PaSCE) manages this program in WA.
The project is currently funded until June 2020.
The supervised clinical attachments run for four days for general practitioners (GPs), three days for nurses and allied health professionals and two days for Aboriginal health workers and patient care assistants.
Continuing professional development points have been allocated to this program by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
Rural participants are funded for travel and accommodation which is organised by the PEPA coordinator. Participants, employers and self-employed GPs can also apply to be compensated for costs associated with backfilling for participating staff and locum cover.
The PEPA coordinator will supply the participant with ongoing palliative care information and upcoming events and each PEPA participant is entitled to attend one free workshop of their choice, presented by the Cancer Council PaSCE team, within a year of their placement. To apply, please contact the PEPA coordinator.
If you would like further information on the PEPA program, please contact
the PEPA Coordinator on 9382 9372 , the PaSCE team on 9382 9300 or visit http://www.pepaeducation.com/