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The RACGP invites members to view the updated Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis (Second edition). The objective of this new guideline is to present the best available, current scientific evidence for osteoarthritis (OA) interventions, covering all interventions other than joint replacement for the hip and knee. This guideline provides Australian GPs with advice and recommendations for the management of people with knee and/or hip OA. The development of the guideline was funded in part by Medibank Better Health Foundati...
In response to the recommendation made by the ‘Independent Review of Health Providers’ Access to Medicare Card Numbers’, a number of changes will be made to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) in September. From 8 September: the maximum number of multiple patient verification checks allowed will be 50 per request upload. The existing limit of one upload request per day will remain health professionals will only be required to read and accept the HPOS Terms and Conditions the first time they log in or when there is a change made to the cond...
Applications for the 2019 Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program close 10.00 am (AEST) Monday 3 September. The AGPT Program is the leading program for doctors who wish to pursue the specialty of general practice. Doctors interested in the program can apply via the RACGP website. The RACGP, through the AGPT Program, offers specialist general practice pathways towards Fellowship, and gives general practice registrars the opportunity to undertake relevant, engaging and appropriate activities through a well-supported program. Visit the ...
The Health Insurance Act 1973 requires a health practitioner to accept the relevant Medicare benefit as full payment of a service if it is bulk billed. This means that additional charges for consumables (with the exception of vaccines), record-keeping fees, booking fees, administration and registration in relation to the service cannot be raised. If a practitioner does not bulk bill a service, they may raise an extra charge to cover additional costs, such as for a consumable. However, in doing so, a practice forfeits eligibility for any bulk-billi...
The RACGP is seeking input into its submission to the Australian National Audit Office’s audit of the Closing the Gap Strategy. Closing the Gap is a national strategy, established to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage across the key areas of health, education and employment. The audit will assess the effectiveness of arrangements for monitoring, evaluating and reporting progress towards closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage. We welcome your feedback on the draft submission before close of bus...
The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2019 will be held 15–18 May in Kyoto, Japan. GPs are invited to submit proposals for symposium and workshop sessions. Visit the WONCA conference website for further details and the application form. Applications close 30 November 2018 and can be submitted via email .
The RACGP is currently seeking applications from RACGP Fellows for a Principal Medical Education Advisor. As the Principal Medical Education Advisor, you will be responsible for the provision of advice and the delivery of major projects aligned with the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the RACGP’s educational framework. The appointment is part-time with a minimum commitment of three days per week (0.6 FTE). The position is based at our East Melbourne head office and is fixed-term for three years. Visit the RACGP website...
Many states and territories across Australia have recently experienced inclement weather. These weather conditions are a reminder to practices to be prepared and ready to 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 help protect practice infrastructure during emergen...