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The fifth International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Conference in 2019 will bring GPs together with local and international addiction specialists for a three-day conference in Melbourne.
IMiA 2019, held 1–3 March 2019, will feature thought-provoking presentations from internationally renowned clinical and research experts as well as a range of practical workshops. Behavioural aspects of addiction, stress and addiction, and controversies in prescribing and practice are the focus of IMiA 2019. For information on registration, the program, an...
GPs play a pivotal role in increasing organ and tissue donation rates within Australia by prompting the discussion with patients about signing up to the Australian Organ Donor Register . Having the support and guidance of a trusted GP is an important way to help people to consider and make a decision about organ and tissue donation. Donate Life has a number of resources for health professionals , including clinical guidelines and a range of professional education and training that can assist GPs and their practices to have a discussion about ...
The quality of patient health records is an important factor in the provision of safe and effective healthcare for individual patients and practice populations.
The RACGP is pleased to introduce a new resource for members, Improving health record quality in general practice .
The guide assists practices in maintaining quality patient health records, outlining what constitutes quality patient health information and how practices can introduce systems and processes to ensure fit-for-purpose patient health records. Visit the RACGP websit...
The RACGP has responded to the Medicare Benefits Division report to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) on utilisation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) services related to non-mydriatic retinal photography (NMP) in people with diagnosed diabetes (the report).
The report is part of MSAC’s process to monitor the utilisation of new MBS items that were supported by MSAC following at least 24 months of their MBS listing. It showed low utilisation of the new NMP items and suggested various recommendations to increase uptake of the items. ...
With the appropriate supports, wound care can be effectively and efficiently managed in the general practice setting. However, there are some general practices that have identified a range of barriers limiting their ability to provide patients with wound management services. As a result, patients might be re-directed to more costly emergency departments and hospitals for care.
While there is an understanding that procedural care is remunerated at a higher value than ‘cognitive’ care, costs associated with wound management have increased over time ...
The Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) is currently developing a National Men’s Health Strategy (2020–2030) and a National Women’s Health Strategy (2020–2030). The strategies are intended to identify what is required to improve health outcomes for women and men and provide a framework for action. Priority areas include mental health and wellbeing, chronic disease and preventive health, and healthy ageing. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been identified as a priority population. The DoH is seeking broader stakehold...
RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (‘the Faculty’) has position statements on relevant topics and key issues that are prominent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
The Faculty has recently updated its position statement on ‘ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ’.
The Faculty’s remaining position statements are now due for review. New positions are also in development to cover the priority issues of social and cultural determinants of health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice. The Faculty in...
The new look racgp.org.au has arrived.
The RACGP has made some key updates and improvements based on members’ feedback, including: Intuitive design and streamlined navigation The most frequently visited pages have been made more easily accessible 'Suggested reading’ links at the bottom of all content pages Exclusive RACGP member-only content A new dashboard for RACGP members, with easier access to key RACGP applications. RACGP members’ login details have not changed.
The RACGP is proud to continue improving its digital offe...