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The Federal Goverment has delayed the start of the new National Cancer Screening Register and Cervical Renewal to ensure Australian patients continue to receive safe, high quality health care. Due to the complexity of assimilating and migrating data from eight state and territory cancer registers into one national register, the 20 March 2017 start date for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the 1 May 2017 start date for the National Cervical Screening Program have been delayed. Whilst the delay to the new register will have no impact o...
The Australian General Practice Alliance (AGPA) invites you to join its annual congress meeting in Sydney on Saturday 4 March 2017. The AGPA meeting is a great opportunity for GPs to meet those involved at the forefront of the business of general practice and discuss the many issues faces by general practice owners. The meeting will address topics such as: clinical excellence while keeping your business afloat pathology rent the Medicare rebate freeze Health Care Home model changes to Practice Incentives Program funding raising the profile o...
The RACGP has submitted a response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the complaints mechanism administered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law . The RACGP submission reflects the valuable feedback received from members. Many of the issues identified by members echoed issues outlined in the final report of the initial Senate inquiry into the medical complaints process in Australia, particularly regarding the lack of: an adequate process for vetting complaints appropriate medical knowledge and/or s...
Dr Nathan Pinskier Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems In the latest instalment of ‘ Inside Out ’, the RACGP’s exclusive series of videos and messages for RACGP members, RACGP Chief Executive Officer Dr Zena Burgess speaks to Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems, Dr Nathan Pinskier. Dr Pinskier speaks about technology in general practice, sharing his experience developing database software programs. Dr Pinskier predicts upcoming technology trends and the challenges they pose to general pr...
The RACGP Education Services team is seeking applications for the role of GP Medical Educator, Assessment Projects. The role is responsible for managing projects requiring a coordinated approach across different RACGP Assessment areas. The successful applicant will be an RACGP Fellow who is experienced in, and passionate about, general practice performance assessment and education development. Visit the RACGP website for the full position description.
Blood ketones preferred over urinalysis for suspected diabetic ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a medical emergency with serious consequences such as delirium/coma and/or dehydration causing pre-renal failure and death. In patients with type 1 diabetes, DKA may occur at diagnosis or subsequently arise as a result of surgery, trauma, infections, high dose steroids or cardiovascular ischaemia. For patients with type 2 diabetes, these causes need to combine with significantly impaired insulin secretion, typically in a setting of insulin use...
Faxes in general practice How many faxes do you send each day? By having a clearer sense of the numbers of faxes that are sent in general practice each day, the RACGP will be able to strengthen our argument about the need to move away from fax and towards secure electronic communication. We will also be able to continue to best represent the views of the profession through our working relationship with the Australian Digital Health Agency. Please take the time to answer the survey and help us with our secure electronic communication campaign. If y...
Chair of RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Associate Professor Peter O’Mara, attended the Redfern Statement Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra on Tuesday morning. During this event, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders handed the Prime Minister the Redfern Statement, their blueprint for improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. The Redfern Statement was released June in 2016 as an urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. It provides a range of practical s...