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Inside Out is an exclusive new series of videos and messages from RACGP chief executive officer Dr Zena Burgess. Using shareGP, Zena will be interviewing a range of GPs and other experts on various aspects of general practice, as well as sharing her insights and reflections on the inner workings, work in progress, strategy matters and other areas of interest in the RACGP. Log into shareGP and search ‘Zena Burgess’ to read Zena’s first post , watch the Inside Out launch video , and connect with Zena directly. This week’s post addresses rece...
The RACGP’s response to the to the Department of Health’s (DoH’s) Redesign of the Practice Incentives Program consultation paper is now available on the RACGP website . The DoH consultation paper , released on 24 October, outlined the broad proposal to redesign seven of the 11 current incentives and introduce a new quality improvement incentive. The RACGP submission takes a high-level view of the proposed changes to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), identifying a number of key concerns raised by members during the consultation period. The ...
The Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP) shared health summary upload (SHS) requirements must be achieved by 31 January 2017. Under the temporary amendment to the ePIP, general practices have been able to achieve their SHS upload requirements over a period of nine months, rather than as three separate quarterly targets. This extension provided time to resolve any transitional issues and allowed practices that opted out of the first quarter an opportunity to meet the requirement and claim the incentive. Practices are encouraged to t...
As the festive season approaches, so too does Australia’s hottest time of the year. With this comes increased risk of bushfires and extreme weather events. A current response plan is essential to ensuring your practice is prepared to respond to emergencies. A number of RACGP resources are available to support general practices prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of fires and other emergencies. Managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice: A guide for preparation, response and recovery provides an overview of the pl...
Increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing life-threatening emergencies with the RACGP Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP). The one-day intermediate CEMP workshop (40 Category 1 QI&CPD points) includes CPR practice and assessment, as well as basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS). The two-day advanced workshop (80 Category 1 QI&CPD points) will enhance your adult trauma and paediatric emergency skills. Participants may be eligible for Rural Procedural Grants Program training grants of $2000 a day. Registr...
A series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the QI&CPD 2017–19 triennium is now available on the myCPD section of the RACGP website. The 2017–19 triennium focuses on facilitating GPs to use reflective learning to identify opportunities to enhance their daily practice by making changes that will improve patient safety and care. Visit the RACGP website to read the FAQs . Log into shareGP to see what your colleagues are saying about the new triennium.
The RACGP’s Melbourne office, as well as all state and territory faculties, will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from close of business Friday 23 December, re-opening on Monday 9 January 2017. We wish all of our members, colleagues, and patients and their families a safe and happy festive period.
Patients are required to interact with multiple healthcare professionals or organisations in different physical locations. In order to provide high-quality healthcare, there must be efficient communication between GPs and other healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care. Secure electronic communication is currently one of the more efficient methods available. We invited GPs to respond to our poll and provide feedback on their reasons for using two-way secure electronic forms and the challenges they face in using electronic communication. Our...