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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
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
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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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First Do No Harm: a guide to choosing wisely in general practice
Development of First Do No Harm
The First do no harm Expert Steering Group was formed by GP and consumer representatives with extensive experience in evidence-based healthcare. Following the formation of the Expert Steering Group, a public survey was undertaken in June 2020 to identify which topics would be most helpful for both GPs and consumers. Survey respondents were asked to prioritise a provided short list of topics, with a free-text option to allow all respondents to suggest topics.
The Expert Steering Group reviewed the results of the survey, and chose an initial set of 10 topics, using the following principles:
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Knowledge Management team conducted a literature review of the identified topics. The scope included guidelines, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The databases and sources searched included PubMed/Medline, EBSCOhost, Google, DynaMed and Trip database. Initial time periods searched were from 2016–21.
The Expert Steering Group provided 2022 RACGP Future Leaders and Future Leader alumni an opportunity to draft the topics as the initial medical author and/or review the topics. The medical authors for each topic reviewed the relevant clinical content from the provided literature reviews, summarising the evidence in a prescribed template. Reviewers then appraised the draft, providing feedback and suggestions for improvement. The draft topic templates and associated evidence were then reviewed by the Expert Steering Group, before being rewritten and edited.
Consultation drafts were sent to identified internal and external stakeholders through a targeted consultation process in September and October 2022. Health consumers were sourced through the Consumers Health Forum to provide reviews of the consumer guides.
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