Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution of the following authors, contributors and reviewers of Putting prevention into practice: Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting (Green Book), third edition.

Green Book Editorial Committee

Professor Danielle Mazza Chair

Green Book Editorial Committee; Head, Department of General Practice, Monash University; Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, NSW; Fellow, Society of Family Planning, USA; RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care

Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe Head 

General Practice and Primary Care Research, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame; General Practitioner, Glebe Family Medical Practice, NSW; VicePresident, RACGP; Chair, RACGP NSW&ACT

Ms Karen Booth President

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association

Dr Cory Lei

General practice registrar, Currambine Family Practice, WA

Ms Jan Chaffey

Chief Executive Officer, Camp Hill Healthcare, Qld; RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems

Associate Professor John Litt

Deputy Chair RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care

Scientia Professor Mark Harris

Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW Sydney; Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE-PHC), NSW; RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care

Ms Genevieve Nolan

Programs Manager MOVE muscle, bone & joint health Ltd, Vic


Dr Raquel Newman

Medical Writer and Information Designer, Serum Communications, Vic



Dr Christine Boyce

General Practitioner, Hobart, Tas

Dr Robert Hosking

General Practitioner, The Elms Family Medical Centre, Vic; RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems

Ms Alice Creelman

Cancer and Palliative Care Branch, Population Health and Sport Division, Department of Health

Ms Sally Jarrett

Practice Manager, Stirling Central Health Clinic, SA

Professor Christopher Del Mar

Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Qld

Dr Caroline Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Medical School, Vic; RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care

Dr Michael Fasher

General Practitioner and Adjunct Associate Professor 
University of Sydney

Dr Andrew Knight

Fairfield GP Unit, NSW

Ms Anne Fritz

Practice Manager, Kingston Family Practice Brighton, SA

Mr Alessandro Luongo

Clinical QI Coordinator, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network, NSW

Ms Kylie Gibson

Practice Manager, Fisher and Holder Family Practice, ACT

Ms Fiona Thompson

Clinical Services Manager, Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation, SA

Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

Co-author of the RACGP’s Abuse and violence: Working with our patients in general practice (White Book)

Ms Lauren Trask

Accreditation Specialist, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Conflicts of interest

This publication has been produced in accordance with the rules and processes outlined in the RACGP Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy.


We gratefully acknowledge the expert reviewers and representatives from the organisations who contributed scholarly feedback.


Chris Ash Senior

Project Officer 
Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Qld

Ms Beverley Korn

Primary Health Care
Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Qld

Dr Donita Baird

Clinical Psychologist, Vic

Dr Robbie Lloyd

Port Macquarie Community College, NSW

Dr Melanie Dorrington

Bungendore Medical Centre, NSW

Professor Finlay Macrae

Head, Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr Daniel Ewald

Lennox Head Medical Centre, NSW

Dr Scott McKeown

General Practitioner and Public Health Physician Aboriginal Health Service, Tas

Ms Felicia Fletcher

Integrated Team Care Project Officer 
Capital Health Network, ACT

Associate Professor Mark Morgan

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University; RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care

Dr Oliver Frank

Oakden Medical Centre, SA; RACGP Expert Committee  eHealth and Practice Systems

Dr Jeremy Nunis

Owen Terrace Medical Practice, SA

Dr Brendan Goodger

Population Health and Chronic Disease Manager, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, NSW

Dr Rosalie Schultz

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service, NT

Professor Moyez Jiwa

Wyndham Health Centre, Vic; RACGP Expert Committee – Standards for General Practices

Dr Sunita Thavarajadeva

Mawson Lakes Healthcare, SA

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