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The RACGP’s ongoing community awareness campaign highlights the value of general practice in our community, reinforcing the breadth and depth of GPs’ interactions with patients and the reasons no one knows Australian patients like their GP knows them. RACGP members are invited to use campaign materials and join us in highlighting the value of general practice, and the importance of education and learning gained through membership and association with the RACGP. Campaign materials available to RACGP members include posters, social media cover imag...
Skin tears are the most common wounds in elderly people, with the majority of tears occurring in the arms (54%) and legs (40%). If treated inappropriately or left untreated, skin tears can convert to chronic wounds, significantly affecting an individual’s quality of life and increasing avoidable healthcare costs. The Handbook of Non-Drug interventions (HANDI) recommends that twice-daily application of a pH-neutral, perfume-free moisturising lotion to body extremities can reduce the incidence of tear by almost 50%. Lotions should also contain a n...
The RACGP invites applications for the position of Recent Fellow on the Advisory Board of Assessment (ABoA). The Recent Fellow position is applicable to newly admitted RACGP Fellows. Appointment provides an opportunity to contribute to the education, training and assessment of GPs and advocate strongly on behalf of doctors on a pathway to Fellowship. Applications for Recent Fellow on the ABoA close 5.00 pm AEST on Friday 1 June. Visit the RACGP website for the position advertisement, including 2018 and 2019 meeting dates, ABoA terms of referenc...
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held from 27 May to 3 June each year. This year, Reconciliation Australia is inviting all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. This year’s theme, ‘Don’t keep history a mystery’, encourages all Australians to learn about truth-telling in Australian history, as we commemorate the milestones of the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision. The NRW website has a range of ide...
The RACGP is calling for nominations for the next terms of RACGP President, Censor-in-Chief and Registrar Representative on RACGP Council. The terms for the current President, Censor-in-Chief and Registrar Representative conclude on 11 October, at the close of the RACGP annual general meeting (AGM). Nominations are currently open and close Friday 8 June at 4.00 pm AEST. Visit the RACGP website for eligibility requirements and to download the nomination form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The nature and requirements of after-hours medical services can vary significantly. In order to articulate this variation, the RACGP advises that: GPs working in predominantly clinic-based after-hours positions will have their experience assessed as 75% comparable to Australian general practice GPs working external to a general practice in after-hours roles will receive a 50% comparability rating some after-hours experience may meet the criteria to be assessed as 100% comparable, if sufficient additional evidence is provided. The RACGP also wis...
Insurance agencies will occasionally request a medical report regarding one of your patients. The requested medical report may include requests for detail regarding your opinion about the patient’s diagnosis, capacity and other issues. The RACGP is aware that: some insurers will seek, or accept, a patient record in lieu of a completed report some GPs, in the absence of appropriate remuneration for their time, provide a patient’s record to an insurer in lieu of a report. Reports for insurers can be complex, requiring time and expertise to comple...
The RACGP invites applications for the position of Recent Fellow on the Advisory Board of Assessment (ABoA). The Recent Fellow position is applicable to newly admitted RACGP Fellows. Appointment provides an opportunity to contribute to the education, training and assessment of GPs and advocate strongly on behalf of doctors on a pathway to Fellowship. Applications for Recent Fellow on the ABoA close 5.00 pm AEST on Friday 1 June. Visit the RACGP website for the position advertisement, including 2018 and 2019 meeting dates, ABoA terms of reference...