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Cervical screening is not recommended for women under 25 years as advised by the Department of Health under the new National Cervical Screening Program. Medicare does not fund routine Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening tests in women under 25 and testing of these samples will either need to be privately funded by the patient, or, with the consent of the referring practitioner, not processed. Women under 25 years who are currently under clinical management for a cervical abnormality should be managed according to the recommendations in the 2016 G...
The festive season is Australia’s hottest time of the year, which comes with increased risk of bushfires and extreme weather events. A number of RACGP resources are available to support general practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of fires and other emergencies. The RACGP resource Managing emergencies in general practice: A guide for preparation, response and recovery provides an overview of the emergency planning process and outlines a range of activities that can be undertaken to maintain business continuity and he...
The RACGP’s national office, as well as all state and territory faculties, will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from close of business Friday 22 December, re-opening on Monday 8 January 2018. We wish all of our members, colleagues, patients and their families a safe and happy festive period. Members will still have access to the member portal and normal onlince services such as share GP , recruit GP and gp learni ng at this time.
Using sunscreen regularly does not appear to affect vitamin D levels in Caucasian populations. The Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and Osteoporosis Australia suggest that for moderately fair-skinned people, adequate vitamin D levels can be maintained with the following sun exposure times: In summer: 6–7 minutes of sun exposure mid-morning or mid-afternoon, with arms exposed. In winter: 7– 40 minutes of sun exposure (depending on latitude) at noon on most days, with as much of the body exposed as is feasible. Vitamin D synthes...
Each week, the RACGP speaks to patients around the country via Macquarie media’s weekly radio program Health of the Nation . Last week RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel discussed the security of My Health Record, skin cancer checks with your GP and after-hours GP services. Catch up over the festive season with some easy listening of past episodes on health topics that have been featured in the news throughout November and December. Health of the Nation will resume 1 February 2018 and RACGP members can tune in to 3AW Melbourne, 2GB Sydney or...
The Department of Health publishes changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) throughout the year on MBS Online . These updates often include changes that affect general practice and may alter information presented in the RACGP’s MBS fee summary . We polled members on whether they were aware of recent changes to the MBS (effective 1 November 2017), including to aftercare arrangements, and 62% of respondents said they were not aware of the changes. The RACGP wants to ensure members have timely updates relating to the MBS. While the RACGP upd...
The RACGP is pleased to announce that the 2017.2 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) results will be available on the RACGP website on Thursday 14 December. Candidates will receive a personal email containing a summary of their results and other important information regarding RACGP assessment and enrolment matters. All candidates are reminded to check their email regularly and to keep their contact details up to date.
Traditionally, beverages with high sugar content have been discouraged for children who are dehydrated because of their potential to induce osmotic diarrhea. Recent studies have found this effect to be minimal and dilute apple juice has shown to be effective to treat gastroenteritis. Oral administration of dilute apple juice instead of electrolyte-containing oral rehydration solutions (ORS) is recommended for children aged between six months and five years who have mild dehydration due to gastroenteritis. In addition to having greater availability ...