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 including depression.
In recognition of the important work carried out by GPs nationwide in particular related to depression, the RACGP is again celebrating World Family Doctor Day on Friday 19 May.
Join the RACGP celebrations on social media and in your practice to help us raise awareness of the important work you and your colleagues do in diagnosing depression.
The RACGP is asking GPs to share a photo of themselves holding up a statistic about depression on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #LetsTalk and #WFDD2017.
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 #LetsTalk poster to highlight the role you play as a GP in treating depression (download below). Upload your pictures to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #WFDD2017 and / or #LetsTalk. You can also tag the RACGP in your tweets by mentioning our handle @RACGP.
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.