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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
Discover a world of educational opportunities to support your lifelong learning
Become a provider with the QI&CPD Program and be recognised for the quality education and training you offer GPs
The Red Book provides the general practice team with guidance on opportunistic and proactive preventive care
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Compliance arrangements for Medicare changed on 1 July 2018
Review the requirements for collecting patient feedback
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
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The HANDI Project Team includes RACGP project staff and well-known clinical experts from the Australian primary healthcare sector.
Professor Paul Glasziou
Paul Glasziou FRACGP, PhD is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University and a part-time GP.
He was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010.
His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice.
Statement of Competing Interests: none declared
Associate Professor Marie Pirotta
Dr Marie Pirotta is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and a practising GP.
Her main research interest are in evidence-based practice complementary therapies and is involved in clinical trials of acupuncture, probiotics and herbal medicines.
Dr John W Bennett
Dr John Bennett PhD FRACGP FACHI works full time as a GP in two practices in St Lucia and Toowong, in Brisbane.
Dr Bennett is a member of the RACGP's National Standing Committee – Information Technology in Clinical Practice.
He has particular interests in applying research evidence in practice, mental health, and patient education.
Professor Tammy Hoffmann
Dr Tammy Hoffmann is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University.
Her main research interests are in evidence-based practice; shared decision making; and the self-management, rehabilitation and secondary prevention of chronic conditions, especially stroke and falls. She also has a particular interest in non-pharmacological interventions and is currently involved in a number of initiatives to facilitate the translation of effective interventions into practice.
Dr Peter Greenberg
Peter Greenberg MD PhD FRACP is a consultant general physician in the Department of General Medicine and the Melbourne EpiCentre at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Honorary Principal Fellow, Dept. of Medicine RMH and School of Population Health, University of Melbourne and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
His main interests are teaching evidence based clinical practice and assisting consumers to make optimal decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Professor Kim Bennell
Kim is a Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy, at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, and an ARC Future Fellow.
Her main research interest is in improving conservative, non-drug management of musculoskeletal conditions particularly osteoarthritis and she currently holds an NHMRC Program grant in this area.
Statement of Competing Interests: Prof Kim Bennelle receive royalties for an ASICS Osteoarthritis Unloading Shoe
Dr Dan Ewald
Dr Dan Ewald splits his work time between being a GP in private practice on the Far North Coast of NSW, a GP in an Aboriginal Medical Service, Clinical Adviser to North Coast NSW Primary Health Network and Adjunct Ass Prof Sydney Uni Medical School. He has been involved in a number of policy and guidelines forums including for NSW Health and RACGP.
He is interested in building a strong primary care sector to deliver evidence based health care. His main wish is for more time to fit everything in.
Dr Ben Ewald
Ben is a general practitioner in suburban Newcastle, and an academic GP with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle. Previously he has worked with divisions of general practice, and in Aboriginal health during 10 years in Alice Springs.
Ben is currently running various research projects in the areas of physical activity coaching, injuries related to cycling, and step counts in older people. He is convinced that physical inactivity is the predominant public health threat of the 21st century in Australia, now that smoking is a peculiar minority activity.
Associate Professor Jan Radford
Jan Radford (FRACGP, FARGP, MPsychMed, MEd, MBBS) is Associate Professor of General Practice at the University of Tasmania. She is based in Launceston where she has worked as a GP for 30 years. Jan is an academic general practitioner with extensive experience in curriculum development, delivery and assessment for medical training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is also deputy-chair of General Practice Training Tasmania, deputy associate head of the Launceston Clinical School and a member of the RACGP’s Expert Committee - Research.
Jan's research interests include medical education, primary care systems redesign, the use of routinely collected medical record data as a research tool, and translating evidence into practice using all of these approaches.
Dr David King
David King is an academic GP who has taught evidence-based medicine to students and doctors for over 20 years. He is a senior lecturer in the discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland, and does clinical sessions in student health and refugee health.
His research interests include medical education, mental health, respiratory infections and health promotion.
Exercise and healthy lifestyle are important to his own sense of well-being.
Associate Professor Lauren Ball
Associate Professor Lauren Ball is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, NHMRC Fellow and Lead of the Healthy Primary Care team at Griffith University. She is an alumnus of Cambridge University, UK and now the Global Strategy Lead at the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge. A/Prof Ball is a national leader in nutrition and primary care research, having published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the topic and attracted over $3.5 million in research funding from government bodies, non-government organisations and philanthropic foundations. A/Prof Ball is on the Executive Committee of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care, Management Committee of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, Associate Editor for the international journal Family Practice as well as Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Primary Health.