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check (independent learning program)

check is an independent learning program produced 11 times a year by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). A peer-reviewed, Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) activity written by expert clinicians, each unit includes four to six clinical cases with answers, followed by 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs), as well as references and resources. check is available in hard copy (printed quarterly) and online.

How can I access check online?

check can be accessed online via gplearning. RACGP members automatically have access to the check program online. Simply log in using the same username and password you use to log onto the RACGP website. Please call the gplearning helpdesk on 1800 284 789 if you cannot remember your username and password.

If you are not an RACGP member and would like to access check online, please complete a subscription/order form, then call the gplearning helpdesk on 1800 284 789 to register. You will be provided with a username and password.

How can I obtain QI&CPD points with check?

You can obtain six Category 2 QI&CPD points per check unit by completing the activity via gplearning. Simply complete the unit and answer the 10 MCQs at the completion of the unit. A pass grade requires a score of at least 80%. Points are awarded automatically after the unit is completed online. Points will appear on your QI&CPD statement within two weeks of completion.

2018 – topics and release dates

Topics*

Available online via gplearning

Hard copy delivery

Unit 546 – Abuse and violence

First week of February 2018

Units 546–547, volume 1
Mid April 2018

Unit 547 – Allergies

First week of March 2018

Unit 548 – Male reproductive

First week of April 2018

Units 548–550, volume 2
Mid July 2018

Unit 549 – Female reproductive

First week of May 2018

Unit 550 – Child development

First week of June 2018

Unit 551 – Ophthalomology

First week of July 2018

Units 551–553, volume 3
Mid October 2018

Unit 552 – Neurology

First week of August 2018

Unit 553 – Musculoskeletal

First week of September 2018

Unit 554 – Renal problems

First week of October 2018

Units 554–556, volume 4
Mid January 2019

Unit 555 – Immunology

First week of November 2018

Unit 556 – Digestive

First week of December 2018

*Topics are subject to change.
Access to the check program online is included in the RACGP membership package for registered medical practitioners and students. Non-members who wish to access the check program online may purchase a 12-month online subscription.
RACGP members (excluding student members) who wish to receive the hard copy version of check need to opt-in by emailing check@racgp.org.au or calling 1800 331 626. Non-members and student members who wish to receive check in hard copy may purchase a 12-month hard copy subscription.

Back issues

Back issues of check are available for purchase in hard copy and PDF format. Download and complete the relevant order form, then fax back to 03 8699 0400, email to check@racgp.org.au, or call 1800 331 626 for more information.

The RACGP will re-send missing hard copies free of charge if notified within two months effective from the distribution date. Otherwise, back issues can be purchased as per the order form.

Writing or reviewing for check

The RACGP relies on its members and other expert clinicians to provide and review content for check. In addition to participating in the creation of a valuable education resource, contributing authors can apply for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points under the ‘Peer review journal article module’ for writing material that is published. Peer reviewers can self-claim two category 2 QI&CPD points for each hour they spend on the activity.

Authors and reviewers also derive other benefits from participating in the check program. Some brief testimonials are included below:

It was good for me to have the opportunity to review my own knowledge and practice, based on needing to reference the case with up-to-date literature to ensure the recommendations were accurate, so thanks for giving me the chance to do it. 

Writing cases is enjoyable and also a great opportunity to learn more about important and common topics.

To find out more about contributing to check as an author or peer reviewer, please contact the check medical editor, Sharmini Rajanayagam, at sharmini.rajanayagam@racgp.org.au