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The RACGP invites members to participate in Jean Hailes’ ‘7-minute survey for health professionals’ to help shape their professional development programs on women’s health. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is an organisation that provides information, knowledge and clinical care to assist women manage their health and wellbeing. The short survey covers needs and preferences for the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and resources that Jean Hailes provides. If you are working in rural, regional or remote Australia, you can provid...
Genital herpes is estimated to affect one in eight Australians and is frequently asymptomatic. Serological tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) are widely available but have many limitations – they have poor positive predictive value, they do not identify the anatomical site of infection (oral or genital), and they do not predict transmission risk. Serological tests for herpes are therefore not recommended for screening asymptomatic patients, and similarly have limited utility as a diagnostic test. However, selective use may be justified for parti...
The RACGP invites members to apply for the Future Leaders Program 2018 which is designed to increase knowledge, understanding and confidence in being a general practice leader. The program is delivered primarily online with webinars and video conferencing and will launch with a two day face-to-face event in Melbourne in March. The eight month program will include a focus on self, others, and the future. Join the GP leaders group in shareGP for more information and the online application form. Please contact Vicky Moriarty , Future Leaders Prog...
The RACGP has released its position statement on antimicrobial stewardship, which supports a collaborative approach to ensure appropriate antimicrobial use and reduction of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia. The RACGP response to antimicrobial resistance in primary care proposes a number of activities to respond to AMR and complements the strategic objectives and priority areas for action outlined in the National Plan to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance , a companion document to its National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2015–2019...
The RACGP’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) fee summary provides members with a quick and easy reference to item numbers relevant to general practice. While this resource is updated annually, there are a number of changes to the MBS throughout the year that are published by the Department of Health on MBS Online . The RACGP communicates any MBS changes that affect general practice to members through various channels. Changes from 1 November 2017 (including various outcomes from the MBS Review Taskforce) were reported via email, as well as on ...
Abstract submission for GP18 is now open. The GP18 Scientific Committee is calling for 15-minute, 30-minute and one-hour oral or research and poster presentations. The call for abstracts will close at 11.59 pm, Sunday 4 March 2018 (AEST). GP18 will take place on the Gold Coast from 11-13 October. Visit the GP18 website for more information.
Outcomes of the 2017 Convocation are now available via shareGP and the RACGP website . The RACGP received a record amount of 13 Convocation items submitted via shareGP this year. The four carried Convocation items will be discussed and explored by the RACGP and reported on at the 2018 Convocation meeting.
Violence against women is a public health and human rights problem that occurs in all communities and cultures across Australia. There is no single cause of family violence. However, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status can all intersect to affect a person’s risk of family violence. These factors can also influence how people access and experience support and services to stay safe and recover from violence. People at greater risk of experiencing family abuse and violence include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopl...