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The RACGP is bidding to host more than 4000 GPs and family doctors from around the world at the WONCA World Conference 2022. WONCA is the World Organization of Family Doctors, representing family physicians and GPs from all regions of the world to improve the quality of life of all peoples. Its inauguration took place in Melbourne in 1972. If the bid is successful, the WONCA World Conference would be combined with the RACGP’s annual conference, GP22, in Sydney in October 2022, bringing GPs from around the globe together to learn and connect. RACG...
On 19 September 2018 the RACGP launched the second General Practice: Health of the Nation report in Canberra to members of parliament, the medical and the general practice community, media and to RACGP members Australia-wide. The Health of the Nation report takes the pulse of Australian general practice through commissioned research involving more than 1300 RACGP Fellows from all parts of Australia, as well as information from the MABEL (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life) Survey and a range of government publications, to pr...
General practices are under increasing financial pressure, as funding fails to keep pace with the cost of providing services. As a result of the 2017–18 Federal Budget announcement to reindex the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), some MBS items, including bulk-billing incentive items and standard GP consultation items, are now being indexed. However, the level of indexation itself does not cover the increased costs that practices have experienced over the period of the MBS freeze, or the continuing increase in costs experienced by practices year on ...
The Convocation voting period in shareGP will close Friday 28 September. Six convocation items are available to be voted on. RACGP members are encouraged to vote on and discuss Convocation items during this period. All votes received during this time will be collated and carried across to the Convocation meeting on Thursday 11 October at GP18 on the Gold Coast. Log into shareGP to access the 2018 Convocation space to vote, or learn more about how to vote on a convocation item .
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is an independent national standards body for medical education appointed under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 as the external accreditation authority for medicine. The term of Dr Jules Catt (the postgraduate medical trainee on Council) will expire at the AGM in November 2018. Directors of the AMC are now seeking expressions of interest from registered practitioner members in post-graduate medical training. The successful candidate will be appointed for a two year term, with the ...
The National Guide Podcast , a collaboration between the RACGP and NACCHO, reflect the chapters within the third edition of the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people . In each episode, host Lauren Trask, NACCHO Implementation Officer and CQI expert, speaks to GPs and researchers on updates and changes to the third edition of the National Guide. Listeners will hear about the latest evidence on a range of topics from the authors of the third edition – grassroots GPs and researchers wit...
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has published five new Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules for health professionals, to help vaccination providers understand how to access and use the AIR site and record vaccination episodes. The AIR is a national register funded under the National Immunisation Program that records vaccines given to people of all ages, vaccines provided under state and territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines. Visit the DHS webs...
Changes to Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) items for skin prick testing (SPT) will come into effect from 1 November 2018. These changes are the result of recommendations made by the Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Consultative Committee to the MBS Review Taskforce. The changes are intended to discourage testing for more than 20 allergens at a time and also to align with clinical guidelines, which recommend testing for specifically chosen allergens. From 1 November 2018, allergen testing items will be restructured into separate items for environ...