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About the RACGP

The RACGP coat of arms on the foyer wall

RACGP: Healthy Profession. Healthy Australia

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is a medical college, an education provider, a standard-setter and an advocate for the health of all Australians.

It’s a professional collective with patient-centred care at its heart; just like its more than 40,000 members, which includes nine in every 10 Australian general practitioners (GPs).

We support our members at all stages of their general practice journey – from medical student to doctor in training, to Fellowship and continuing professional development throughout their career, in all the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work.

We carry out stringent assessments of doctors’ skills and knowledge, develop resources and guidelines, and help GPs with issues that affect their practice to ensure high-quality healthcare for all Australians.

With more than two million Australians visiting a GP each week, the breadth of practice for a GP is unequalled among medical professionals. This is why the RACGP is a vocal advocate on many issues relating to the health of Australians. We have 30 specific interest networks focusing on topics including aged care, obesity management and psychological medicine.

We also have a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The more than 9000 members who either work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare sector or have a passion and interest in this area are supported by a dedicated faculty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Chair of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Associate Professor Peter O’Mara; Chair of RACGP Rural, Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda; and Chair of RACGP Victoria, Dr Cameron Loy
Delegates at the GP18 National Academic Session
RACGP President, Dr Harry Nespolon