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The RACGP reminds the community that Australian GPs remain the most trusted source of advice on immunisations and anti-vaccination messages have absolutely no place in general practice. We strongly support immunisation for all Australians. It is vital all Australians are fully vaccinated and their GP remains the cornerstone of an effective and timely immunisation program. While some parents may have concerns stemming from reading misleading immunisation information, anti-vaccination messages are dangerous and are not supported by the RACGP. I enc...
New figures released by the Federal Department of Health (DoH) this week paint a mixed picture for RACGP members and their patients. Bulk billing for Medicare has gone up by 0.6% for general practice items; however, it is important to note that this is the lowest growth in bulk billing for almost a decade, and may indicate that the growth seen over many years is reaching a turning point. The figures revealed Australian patients are further financially disadvantaged when they visit their GP. Out-of-pocket costs for GP services have increased by 4.6%...
The Federal Government has agreed to remove the ‘General Practitioner’ and ‘Specialist’ differential fee structure for 31 minor procedures, meaning RACGP members will see increased benefits paid for approximately 30,000 of their services per year. The RACGP strongly advocated for rebates to be paid based on procedure not practitioner in its submission to the MBS Review Taskforce . RACGP members can visit the Department of Health website to read the Federal Government’s response to the MBS Review Taskforce recommendations.
RACGP members are invited to review a draft of the RACGP Standards for after-hours services . This will be the final opportunity for RACGP members to provide feedback. The feedback period will close on Friday 29 September. Visit the RACGP website for more information.
RACGP members can now vote in shareGP on the 2017 Convocation items. The items accepted in the Convocation submission period are: Are we ready for a Medicare reimbursement change? – Dr Henri Becker Environmentally Friendly Events – Dr Ashlea Broomfield Review of Member Benefits – Dr Ashlea Broomfield Doctors’ Wellbeing – Dr Declan Nugent The voting period in shareGP closes on Friday 22 September. During this period, RACGP members have the opportunity to discuss and vote on their preferred item before the Convocation conference...
In a recent submission to the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation, the RACGP described how a general practice-based pharmacist (GPP) could support medication governance and safety in general practice. We surveyed members to learn about the extent to which practices already include, or would consider including, a pharmacist as part of the practice team. The largest cohort of respondents (29%) advised that they already work closely with a local community pharmacist, and do not see a need to formally engage a pharmacist in their practice. T...
The RACGP is pleased to announce the 2017.2 Applied Knowledge Test results have been released. Candidates have received an email containing their results, and are advised to save or print a copy of this email for future reference. Please contact the RACGP on 1800 472 247 or email email@example.com for any queries or further information.
Friday 25 August is the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day and a reminder of the important role GPs play in identifying patients who may be at increased risk of cancer. Many patients with a family history of cancer are unaware of their risk, which can be identified by completion of a simple family history-screening questionnaire (FHSQ). The questionnaire can be used as part of the patient assessment at their first visit to a practice, or patients can ask their relatives prior to completing it. Patients with low literacy may need to complete the FHSQ with...