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The RACGP has cautioned the Department of Health (DoH) about using data from general practices for measuring or comparing performance as part of the proposed new quality improvement Practice Incentives Program (QIPIP). The RACGP is firmly of the view that quality improvement should be driven from within practices, and that the QIPIP should be provided to help practices establish internal quality improvements that benefit quality of care for their patients. The RACGP does not support practice data being provided to external providers for the purpose...
RACGP members will receive an influenza vaccination poster for their practice in the October edition of Australian Family Physician (AFP) . This poster provides information for patients and practice staff of the importance of influenza vaccinations. On average, there are 3000 influenza deaths and 350,000 people are affected by the flu each year in Australia. The RACGP has been vocal about the need for a national government-subsidised flu vaccination program. Visit the RACGP website to download the poster.
The planning, promotion and delivery of the RACGP Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program selection process has been a success, with an extremely high pass rate for the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT). The RACGP assumed responsibility for selection of 90% of rural and metropolitan candidates into the AGPT Program in January 2017. The RACGP has carefully managed the selection process in conjunction with the Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) to better align selection to the knowledge, skills and approach requ...
Second round applications for 2018 Remote Vocational Training Scheme training for both Remote and Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) streams close on Sunday 15 October. AMS stream applications are accepted from doctors working in rural, regional and metropolitan locations. There will be 10 AMS training positions available in 2018. Visit the RVTS website for more information.
Smoking cessation apps provide smokers with behavioural support such as education, motivation and advice on how to quit successfully. These apps can be used alone or in combination with pharmacological support and/or counselling. People receiving support with mobile apps show an almost 70% higher chance of not smoking at six months after quitting, compared to people receiving only general health messages on their phones or standard pharmacological and behavioural interventions. An increasing number of smoking cessation apps are available from gover...
After-hours home doctor services received significant media attention during week with the story appearing nationally across print, online, radio and television media. RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel reiterated the RACGP’s position on after-hours home visiting services in primary healthcare, voicing his concerns about the unqualified doctors involved in after-hours home visits. The after-hours story appeared in the Herald Sun , The Daily Telegraph , on 3AW , and on 7News . Visit the RACGP website to read the After-hours home visiting serv...
Voting for 2017 Convocation is now closed in shareGP. RACGP members still have the opportunity to discuss and vote on accepted Convocation items if they are present at the Convocation meeting at GP17. Members who voted via shareGP prior to this meeting are asked not to vote again. Votes received via shareGP will be carried across to the Convocation session on Friday 27 October at GP17 in Sydney. Visit the Convocation space in shareGP to view Convocation items.
RACGP members are reminded to access Assessing Fitness to Drive , a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission, for information on assessing patients’ fitness to drive. Assessing Fitness to Drive outlines clear medical requirements for driver capability based on available evidence and expert medical opinion. The publication addresses assessing fitness to drive for patients with mental illness and physical illness. Visit the Austroads website for more information on Assessing Fitness to Drive .