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The Australian Parliament recently passed legislation to make a number of key changes to My Health Record, Australia’s national electronic health record. Among the changes are new provisions to protect the privacy of young people and prevent access by insurers, employers, government officials, and law enforcement agencies. To ensure members are up-to-date with recent changes to My Health Record legislation, the RACGP is running a ‘My Health Record in general practice’ update webinar. The one-hour webinar will explain these most recent and other chan...
Vaccination providers are advised that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses can now be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
The changes mean all vaccination information will now be kept in one place. GPs and vaccine providers can check patient vaccination records using the AIR site. GPs will automatically be recognised as vaccination provider on the AIR.
Visit the Department of Human Services website to view the ‘AIR for health professionals’ page.
The Department of Health (DoH) has advised that, where services for ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy have appropriately involved a specialist in the speciality of dermatology, item 14050 can be claimed. For a patient to be eligible for a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate for UVA and UVB phototherapy (item 14050), involvement of a specialist in the speciality of dermatology is required. At a minimum, the relevant specialist’s involvement should include a letter stating the diagnosis, need for phototherapy, estimated ti...
The RACGP is looking at developing Standards for aged care services to ensure GPs working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) can access essential infrastructure to support quality, safety and risk management. In order to guide this work, it would be useful to understand more about the challenges facing GPs working in aged care.
If you are a GP who works in a residential aged care facility, what infrastructure, equipment or systems are the most important to support high-quality patient care?
A new training requirement for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine, along with new national guidelines for yellow fever vaccination centres and providers , came into effect on 26 November. Medical practitioners and nurse practitioners who intend to prescribe the vaccine will now be required to complete an online learning course to obtain accreditation. Practitioners already prescribing the vaccine will have up to three years to complete the course. The course can be completed via the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) o...
The General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016–18 guidelines (known as the diabetes handbook) is designed to provide pragmatic evidence-based recommendations for use in general practice. In order to ensure these guidelines give up-to-date, evidence-based information, members are encouraged to provide feedback on the current edition. A short, two-minute survey aims to capture user experience of the guidelines and how they can be improved to ensure their usefulness and appropriateness for the profession in the future. Fill out the RAC...
Arthritis Australia is seeking stakeholder and community feedback on the draft National strategic action plan for arthritis . The aim is to provide guidance on key priorities and actions to improve arthritis prevention and care in Australia. Arthritis Australia has led the development of the action plan on behalf of the Department of Health. This survey closes on Friday 7 December. Visit the Arthritis Australia website to provide your feedback.
The RACGP speaks to patients around the country via Health of the Nation, a weekly radio program on the Macquarie network. Last week saw RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon discuss the effective use of antibiotics, and My Health Record. Catch up with past episodes that look at a variety of important health topics from the past year.