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Socioeconomic disadvantage has a profound impact on people’s health, and GPs are well aware of this phenomenon. Getting the right balance between accessibility and the actual cost of a consultation is at the very core of our present health debate. In 2015, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care released its Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation , which suggested a complex interplay between patients’ local demographics, our systems and services, and differences between clinicians. Much more work is needed to understand ...
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 important. Resolutions passed by Convocation are not binding on Council, however, all items passed by Convocation will be considered. Members have the opportunity to vote and comment on the two submissions from Monday 1 August until 4.00 pm AEST Friday 19...
RACGP Oxygen has announced an agreement to exclusively support Unified Healthcare Group (UHG) in its effort to streamline the exchange of medical information from GPs to third parties. More than 20 million forms are completed by GPs every year, and UHG recently launched a solution that allows GPs to complete a smart electronic form within existing medical practice software and submit it securely in real-time to a third party. As part of the solution, an electronic copy of the form is stored automatically in the practice management system and a pri...
The RACGP is continually looking for ways to improve member satisfaction. By completing the RACGP annual member survey, you are able to assist us in better meeting your needs. The best answer to the final survey question: 'Why are you an RACGP member?' will win free registration to GP16 – the RACGP conference for general practice (valued at $1020*). To complete the survey, refer to the link in the recent email from RACGP Membership. The survey will close 12.00 pm AEST Monday 1 August 2016. * Terms and conditions apply.
The RACGP is seeking to appoint a new Councillor to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a Director with the organisation. The RACGP is governed by a Council (Board) that, for this particular position, requires an additional person to be co-opted under the RACGP Constitution. Please make your application directly to Paul Moloney, General Manager Human Resources, RACGPvia email at email@example.com or directly via phone to (03) 8699 0460. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.
Dental Health Week (1–7 August) is a timely reminder of GPs’ role in identifying the risk of dental decay and periodontal (gum) disease in patients. Children and adults should be encouraged to brush their teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added sugars should be consumed. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends reducing the intake of free sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) to less than 10% of total energy intake in adults and children. Good oral hygi...
Would an RACGP-developed medical assisting course for your practice staff be of interest to you? The RACGP is identifying opportunities for practices to maximise existing resources without increasing business costs, and have polled members on their interest in an RACGP-developed medical assisting course for non‑clinical staff. Poll results indicate a strong interest in this course, with 42% of respondents indicating they would benefit from practice staff expanding their role, and a further 36% showing potential interest, pending more information ab...
The new Federal Government was announced this week and I congratulated the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, the Minister for Rural Health, David Gillespie, and the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt. The first 100 days of this new Federal Government presents us with a crucial window of opportunity for all parties to work together – the RACGP, the profession in general, patients, and other stakeholders – to create generational changes to the nation’s healthcare system. The first priority for the Federal Government s...