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Resilience is the positive adjustment to adversity. Are you still inspired by quality patient care? Do you still have that clinical curiosity? Or do you just turn up for work and do the bare necessities only? How does an altruistic, skilled and passionate young GP become disillusioned? And importantly, can this affect patient care? These are some difficult questions, and many of us barely have time to reflect on them amongst the hurly-burly of front-line general practice. Last week I had the privilege of addressing a group of GPs and academic col...
The RACGP is seeking member feedback on the outcomes of your referrals to other medical specialists. Some of the issues identified in recent commentary and currently being considered by the RACGP include other medical specialists: asking for a new referral every 12 months for a patient with the same ongoing problem not acknowledging or responding to referrals from GPs not accepting indefinite or timed referrals from GPs for periods other than 12 months communicating inconsistently with the referring GP about referrals to other specialists. ...
The Practice Based Assessment Pathway pilot program will begin in 2017. Applications are now open and close on Friday 30 September 2016. The new pathway replaces the former Practice Based Assessment (PBA) and has been developed in response to a comprehensive review and consultation process. Interested candidates can begin the application process by accessing the eligibility self-assessment tool on the RACGP website .
A basic dementia screen in general practice Dementia is diagnosed on the basis of clinical criteria following a comprehensive clinical assessment, including: history; cognitive and mental state assessment; physical examination; and medication review. The following blood tests should be included at the time of assessment: routine haematology; biochemistry tests including electrolytes, calcium, glucose, and renal and liver function; thyroid function tests; serum vitamin B12; and folate levels. The dementia screen may help identify an alternative reas...
What method of collecting patient feedback best suits your practice? Vote Option Percentage Patient questionnaire (paper or online) 74 Patient interviews (face to face or via telephone) 2 Patient focus groups, hosted by your practice 3 Electronic tools (eg SMS, survey tools, tablets) 19 Other – please specify (email email@example.com) 2
The RACGP is currently consulting stakeholders on the 5th edition of the Standards for general practices (the Standards). Collecting and responding to ...
As part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, the Minister for Health and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia committed to an independent review of pharmacy remuneration and regulation. A discussion paper was released in July seeking stakeholder feedback, and the RACGP is developing a formal submission drawing on the expertise of members, RACGP Expert Committees and Faculty Boards. The discussion paper challenges the current modus operandi of private pharmacy practice and the inherent tension and conflict between best practice and commercial i...
The RACGP member forums were introduced earlier this year to increase engagement and encourage dialogue between RACGP members nationwide. The second RACGP forum will be held at GP16 in Perth, Friday 30 September, 11am – 12.30pm, and will explore the member-selected topics ‘Revalidation’ and ‘Digital Disruption’. The forum will be hosted by award winning journalist Ali Moore and includes panellists Dr Bastian Seidel, Dr Evan Ackermann, Dr Janice Bell, Dr Nathan Pinskier, Dr Marcus Tan and Professor Lambert Schuwirth. The forums have been developed ...
The RACGP has received two item submissions from members for Convocation, which will be held during the GP16 Conference in Perth on Friday 30 September. Convocation is an opportunity for RACGP members to raise matters of importance with other members and inform Council about issues GPs consider significant. Resolutions passed by Convocation are not binding on Council, however all items passed by Convocation will be considered. The opportunity for members to vote and comment on the two submissions closes today at 4.00 pm AEST Friday 19 August.