Become a student member today for free and be part of the RACGP community
Enrolments for the 2019.1 OSCE FRACGP exams closing 29 March 2019
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
Send a request for information, a loan, literature search, journal article, book chapter and one-on-one remote training sessions
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
shareGP is an online space for our 39,000 RACGP members to connect with one another
RACGP aged care clinical guide (Silver Book)
Last revised: 05 Sep 2019
'Part B: General approaches to aged care' is intended to complement the chapters in Part A: Common clinical conditions in aged care. It will present information on the principles and essential components of providing healthcare to older people in both residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and those in the community, which will be relevant to general practitioners (GPs) in all stages of their careers. Part B chapters will be divided under three broad themes – challenges of ageing, delivery of healthcare and principles of medical care.
The chapters in Part B will emphasise how the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions differ depending on the patient’s medical, family, social and environmental history and circumstances. In line with the evidence base in Part A, research in this broad field of medical care is scarce. Available systematic reviews and research literature often do not consider the circumstances highlighted above.
Part B will ensure GPs are able to provide appropriate and effective management plans by highlighting and discussing the challenges of ageing, delivery of healthcare and principles of medical care. Where possible, general principles have been included in each chapter, and these reflect the key take-home messages on the topic.