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World Family Doctor Day

General practitioners are at the forefront of quality primary healthcare delivery for all Australians. GPs are experts in prevention, diagnosis and systematic management of complex medical conditions, and truly are the driving force behind healthy communities across Australia.

In recognition of the important work carried out by GPs nationwide, each and every day, the RACGP is again celebrating World Family Doctor Day on Thursday 19 May.

Join the RACGP celebrations on social media and in your practice, and help us to raise awareness of the important work you and your colleagues do.

The RACGP is asking GPs to reflect upon why they chose general practice, and share their thoughts online using the dedicated hashtag #IchoseGP.

All GPs can get involved:

  • Display the RACGP World Family Doctor Day poster in your practice for all your patients to see (download below).

  • Use the #IchoseGP because…. poster to tell your patients and colleagues why general practice is the best specialty (download below). Upload your pictures to social media using the hashtag #IchoseGP.

  • Host a World Family Doctor Day morning tea in your practice and share your photos on the RACGP Facebook page, or tweet @RACGP using the hashtag #IchoseGP.

World Family Doctor Day is an initiative of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), a not-for-profit organisation that represents 126 member organisations – including the RACGP – in 102 countries. WONCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through a set of defined values, including respect for universal human rights including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.

To find out more about World Family Doctors' Day, visit the WONCA website.

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