AGPT registrar training handbook

Registrar safety and support

Support for professional issues

      1. Support for professional issues

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Support for professional issues

If you have a legal, ethical or other professional issue during your training, you should discuss it with a member of your program team or registrar liaison officer.

In some circumstances, you may need to speak to your medical defence organisation (MDO). MDOs are a valuable resource; they provide a range of support services as well as offering resources, such as webinars and newsletters on professionalism and legal and ethical issues.

GPRA can support you with some legal and professional issues, and the Australian Medical Association also provides assistance if you’re a member.

Social media is increasingly being used by GPs for professional and business purposes. The RACGP provides guidance on safe and professional use of social media in the general practice setting. For more information, refer to the guide, Social media in general practice.