Dr Peter Gilchrist
Rural Generalist Anaesthetic Advisor
Dr Peter Gilchrist is an experienced Rural Generalist Anaesthetist (RGA) and clinical educator for Adelaide University. He has worked extensively across rural South Australia and interstate, including as an RGA and Partner with Bridge Clinic in Murray Bridge for 7 years. Currently Peter locums within the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) providing emergency and elective anaesthesia, emergency care and inpatient care. In addition, Peters experience covers aged care, aboriginal health and rural general practice.
Peter brings a vast knowledge of key RG anaesthetic issues to the role of Rural Generalist Anaesthetics Advisor. He is involved in training, support, education and assessment of RGA candidates completing the Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA) in SA. Peter also provides training and education, supervision, assessment, and pastoral care for the interns and Resident Medical Officers in the FUNLHN.
For the past four years Peter has been the Chairperson of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Anaesthetics working group. Consisting of delegates from across Australia, the group considers common issues facing RGAs along with the promotion and development of advanced skill training.
Peter’s additional responsibilities include being the representative for the RACGP on the Diploma of Rural Generalist Anaesthesia (DRGA) Tripartite Committee. Peter was also on a tri-college group that developed the curriculum and statement of assessment methods for the Diploma of Rural Generalist Anaesthesia (DRGA) scheduled for commencement in February 2023.
Peter is a facilitator/ co-creator of RESP-Anaesthesia which is a two day simulation based workshop designed to prepare RGAs to respond to anaesthetic crises.