Our website is not displaying correctly on the web browser you are using as it is not the most current version. We suggest you update to the latest version of Internet Explorer or try using an alternative web browser (eg Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
Please contact information@ruraldoc.com.au for help with accessing our website.


RESP Programs

RESP has been SA’s rural GPs’ centrepiece emergency skills education program for almost 20 years, having been developed specifically for SA’s rural GPs, with their education needs at its heart.

Continuous evolution and expansion of RESP has ensured it remains at the forefront of clinical emergency education for rural GPs, GP obstetricians and GP anaesthetists in SA.

This year, between July and December 2022, we will be running 7 RESP courses - three RESP Critical Care, two RESP Paediatrics and two procedural - one RESP Obstetrics and one RESP Anaesthetics.  Applications will be invited in two rounds in May and August 2022.

Eligible rural GPs and rural GP registrars are invited to apply for a RESP place through the first application round which is open until 9am Monday 20 June 2022. For information on program eligibility and the applicant priority process, please check the Program Guidelines.

RESP comprises five key programs:

You can read more about any of these programs using the links.

Funding & Education Partners

The SA Regional Local Health Networks, through the Rural Support Services (RSS), funds RDWA to provide RESP to rural GPs.

Our education partner, LearnEM delivers the RESP from their facility at Hindmarsh.

Learn EM’s highly skilled multi-disciplinary education teams consistently deliver great training and education to rural GPs and GP proceduralists.


RESP Critical Care, Paediatrics, High Risk Emergencies, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics courses are all accredited professional development activities – PDP accredited activity (2020-22) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and CPD accredited activity, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (40 points).


Applications for RESP workshops through to September 2022 are now open. This application round will close at 9am Monday 20 June 2022. You can apply for RESP through this application form.

Eligible rural GPs are invited to apply for the RESP. For more information on your eligibility, please check our Program Guidelines.


For more information about these RESP Programs please contact:
Rachel Sato, Education Services
PH 08 8234 8277
E resp@ruraldoc.com.au