RACGP’s CPD solution for addressing health inequities

Recommended reading list

Last revised: 18 Apr 2024

RACGP’s CPD Solution for addressing health inequities

Recommended reading list

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Title Description
Health inequities in general practice
This Australian Family Physician article, accessible as back-issue, explores scenarios that every GP experiences supporting patients impacted by health inequity. This article explores challenges faced as individual practitioners, on a practice-level, responsibilities for Australian population sub-groups and implications for the profession.
Red Book
The RACGP has published the Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (Red Book) since 1989 to support evidence-based preventive activities in primary care. The Red Book is now widely accepted as the main guide to the provision of preventive care in Australian general practice.
Social Determinants of health
This web article published in July 2022 explores the factors that act together to strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities living in Australia.
Snap Guidelines
This guide is designed to assist GPs and practice teams to work with patients on the lifestyle risk factors of smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP).
Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol
These guidelines provide health professionals, policy makers and the Australian community with evidence-based advice on the health effects of drinking alcohol. They also help people make informed decisions about how much alcohol they drink, if any.
Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals
This guideline applies to those who support people wishing to reduce or quit smoking and has recently been updated to include electronic cigarettes and nicotine vaping products. These guidelines outline strategies for promoting of smoking cessation for high-prevalence groups.
The white book
The RACGP’s Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice, 5th edition (the White Book), was developed by general practitioners (GPs) and subject matter experts to ensure that the content is the most valuable and useful for health practitioners.
Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis
These guideline presents the best available, current scientific evidence for OA interventions, covering all interventions other than joint replacement for the hip and knee.
Management of type 2 diabetes: A handbook
Incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, with obesity rates, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population as likely contributors. Early identification and optimal management is essential to reduce further type2 diabetes related health issues. These guidelines give up-to-date, evidence-based information tailored for general practice to support GPs in their management.
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