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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
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RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
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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
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
Join our RACGP Facebook groups
Caring for patients with post–COVID-19 conditions
Providing patient education
Arrange a time with the patient to discuss:
Patients might be fearful of stigmatisation of their COVID-19 infection and ongoing symptoms. You can assure your patient that they are no longer infectious after their period of isolation has been completed. It is important to ensure that your patient understands that having some post–COVID-19 symptoms does not mean that they are still infectious. Empower your patient so that they feel comfortable in reassuring their family, friends and employers about this issue, acknowledging that it is natural for people to find these conversations difficult.
Encourage patients and their families to ask questions about post–COVID-19-symptoms. Ensure your patient understands the possible fluctuations in severity and support requirements so that they are fully informed prior to making decisions about their care.
You can share the patient resource, Managing post–COVID-19 symptoms, which includes a symptom diary the patient can fill out and discuss with you during consultations.
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