Good Medical Practice: A code of conduct for doctors in Australia
|Good medical practice (the code) describes what is expected of all doctors registered to practise medicine in Australia. It sets out the principles that characterise good medical practice and makes explicit the standards of ethical and professional conduct expected of doctors by their professional peers and the community. The code was developed after wide consultation with the medical profession and the community.
Codes, Guides and policies
|The Medical Board of Australia has codes, guidelines and policies to guide the medical profession. These also help to clarify the Board's expectations on a range of issues.
Resources to support GP wellbeing
|This page contains information and resources for GPs on strategies for self-care as an essential element of their professional life. This page contains educational videos, mental health resources, the GP support program, preventing and managing patient aggression and violence, and responding to sexual harassment by patients.
First Do No Harm: a guide to choosing wisely in general practice
|First do no harm is designed to enable positive and constructive conversations between GPs and patients. The guidelines aim to provide information and tools to assist in shared decision making regarding overused tests, over diagnosed and overtreated conditions and interventions with insufficient evidence.
Guidelines on Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice
|Taking a proactive approach RACGP has developed these guidelines as a starting place for general practice to be a solution to problematic prescription drug use to improve clinical outcomes for all Australians.
These guidelines consist of Parts A, Part B, Part C1 and C2. These guidelines provide a wealth of practice-based resources to support implementation of the guidelines that can contribute towards your RP and MO CPD.
Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI)
|HANDI is designed to make evidence-based non-drug treatments more visible and easier to use.
A guide to ensuring good referral outcomes for your patients
|This guide is intended to help you approach referrals to improve outcomes for the patient. It covers factors like choosing a specialist, informing patient of out-of-pocket costs and use of secure electronic communication between medical specialists.
Preparing medical reports: A guide to setting fees and writing reports
|GP’s are often approached to provide important information about a patient’s condition to third parties. This resource has been developed for members of the RACGP to provide you with guidance on:
- the difference between medical records and medical reports
- what to consider when setting a fee for the preparation of medical reports
- how to structure medical reports, including an example of appropriate content and formatting.
The General Practice Business Toolkit
|Use the General Practice Business Toolkit to establish, manage and enhance your practice. This toolkit has a comprehensive range of resources will help you optimise your practice’s systems and processes, finances, and practice teams.
Resources to support general practices prepare and respond to emergencies
|This page contains guidelines and factsheets to help GPs with their emergency planning and emergency management including cybersecurity and information security.