Stand with general practice and gather the evidence

Now, more than at any time in recent history, we need our general practice researchers.

With general practice at the frontline of COVID-19, we need evidence. We need to know what is working and what is not. We need to keep our patients, our loved ones and ourselves safe.

Important work is underway to find a vaccine. We also need research into non-drug interventions.

In March, the RACGP Foundation put a call out to help fund general practice research into COVID-19. We were the only ones. Our research community heeded the call with over 100 applications received. We can only fund a handful.

We need your help to fund more research

The areas researchers plan to investigate are broad from Telehealth and its impacts, limitations and benefits to chronic disease management in times of pandemic to patient mental health and the impacts of self-monitoring and isolation, to the impact on our Aboriginal communities to women’s sexual health.

This research will help inform future responses to crises like this and advocacy on behalf of general practitioners and the community.

We need your help to gather the evidence

This has been a difficult year for us all. None more so than you at the frontline. We do not want our GPs to be afraid to go to work. We want our GPs to have the tools they need to face situations like COVID-19 with confidence.

The RACGP Foundation has been funding general practice research for over 60 years. Please help us to fund research into COVID-19 and its impacts on general practice and the health of Australians.

Please donate today and shape the practice of tomorrow.

If you are a member of the RACGP, you can donate through the RACGP website or through Member Services on 1800 472 247.

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