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My Health Record is changing from a participant self-registration (‘opt-in’) model to an ‘opt-out’ model. All Australians known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are set to receive a My Health Record after 15 October 2018, unless they notify the government they do not want one.
General practice teams are likely to encounter questions from patients about the system and how it is used by healthcare providers. GPs are also likely to have their own questions about the purpose and functionality of My Health Record, as well as their own ...
The Convocation submission period closes in shareGP 12.00 pm Friday 3 August (AEST).
RACGP members are invited to log in to the shareGP 2018 Convocation space to submit items and comment on items posted by others. View ‘How to create a 2018 Convocation item’ in shareGP or on the RACGP website for help on how to submit an item.
Visit shareGP or the RACGP website for further key dates for convocation.
The Coroners Court of Victoria recently made some recommendations to the RACGP following the death of a newborn as a result of Herpes simplex virus (HSV).
The Coroner asked the RACGP to highlight the importance of assessing neonates; in particular, keeping an eye out for key signs such as lethargy, poor feeding, apnoea, grunting, colour and tone, along with ensuring that rectal temperature, respiratory and heart rate are measured.
GPs can refer to information on the presentation of HSV in neonates in the Victorian State Government neonatal eh...
We know that more than one third of Australia’s total burden of disease can be attributed to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption and tobacco use. The burden of disease is even greater for regional, rural or remote populations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Health promotion and provision of preventive healthcare is an important part of the care GPs provide. However, the importance of preventive care in general practice is often...
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder feedback on proposed reforms to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 , which establishes the registration and accreditation of health practitioners.
The proposal includes changes to: the powers of The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards mandatory reporting obligations the way information is shared and reported appeals mechanisms. The RACGP is seeking feedback on the key questions r...
GPs are advised of several changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) restrictions on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma medicines, effective as of 1 August.
These changes can be broadly summarised as falling into one of the three following categories: Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) – for example, Symbicort, Seretide, Breo). Restriction level being elevated from Restricted Benefit to Authority Required (Streamlined). Long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)/LABA – for example, Ultrib...
My Health Record is changing from a participant self-registration (‘opt-in’) model to an ‘opt-out’ model. All Australians known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are set to receive a My Health Record after 15 November 2018, unless they notify the government they do not want one. General practice teams are likely to encounter questions from patients about the system and how it is used by healthcare providers. GPs are also likely to have their own questions about the purpose and functionality of My Health Record, as well as their own ...
The Senate referred the My Health System to the Community Affairs References Committee (the Committee) for inquiry on 15 August. The Committee has invited the RACGP to provide a written submission addressing aspects of the My Health Record system. The RACGP is interested in understanding members’ use, understanding of and concerns regarding My Health Record. Members are invited to provide feedback on one or more of the issues outlined in the terms of reference. Feedback will inform the RACGP submission to the Senate Committee. Interested members ca...