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RACGP members are encouraged to vote on Convocation items by 4.00 pm Wednesday 2 October (AEST) on shareGP . All votes received will be collated and carried across to the Convocation meeting on Thursday 24 October at GP19, Adelaide . Log into shareGP to access the 2019 Convocation space to vote, or to learn more about how to vote on a Convocation item.
Ensuring quality palliative care for people near the end of their life is an important part of primary health service provision. For people living outside of major cities, access to appropriate end-of-life and palliative care can be challenging. RACGP Rural is pleased to present the second webinar in the rural health series, ‘ Palliative care for rural GPs ’ on Thursday 3 October at 7.30pm (AEST). It will explore end-of-life care planning, management of chronic disease, monitoring deterioration, and the use of medication for patients with end-org...
The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) identified a need for practical guidelines on effective communication to support mental health professionals. The Practice guide: Communication between medical and mental health professionals outlines best practice principles for communication among health professionals, with the aim of improving communication, collaboration, and ultimately, patient outcomes. The guide includes a summary on referral and reporting obligations under the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychol...
RACGP members are invited to join the ‘ Getting started in GP research ’ webinar on Wednesday 24 September, 7.00–8.00 pm (AEST). During the webinar, Dr Susan Wearne will share her story of starting as a researcher, describe the research process and give participants the opportunity to consider how being involved in research can refresh their own general practice career and provide important evidence for the future of the profession. General practice is described as the foundation of the Australian healthcare system, but GP’s express concern that t...
The RACGP is currently seeking feedback from members on their experiences of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help inform our submission to the review of the NDIS Act and the new Participant Service Guarantee. The review has been commissioned in a bid to cut red tape and reduce wait times for people seeking access to the NDIS. The Government has promised to develop and legislate an NDIS Participant Service Guarantee, which will outline timeframes for key steps in the NDIS process. The review of the NDIS Act will consider changes t...
RACGP members are advised that the Australian Government has responded to the shortage of nuclear medicine scans following an equipment failure at Lucas Heights, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) facility. The Department of Health (DoH) is aware that ANSTO has secured a limited supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for Tc-99m generators from international suppliers and that this supply is increasing over the next few weeks. This supply is being distributed to priority areas on the advice of the Nuclear Medicine Working G...
Voting for Convocation opened Monday 9 September and closes 4.00 pm Wednesday 2 October (AEST) on shareGP . RACGP members are encouraged to vote on and discuss Convocation items during this period. All votes received will be collated and carried across to the Convocation meeting on Thursday 24 October at GP19, Adelaide . Log into shareGP to access the 2019 Convocation space to vote or learn more about how to vote on a Convocation item.
This week marks World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK ? Day. Both campaigns focus on raising awareness for mental health issues, in particular reducing suicide rates internationally and in Australia. It is important that GPs have the knowledge and skills to recognise when a patient might be experiencing mental health issues and to investigate whether they might be at risk of suicide. GPs can undertake regular mental health training and education in suicide assessment and prevention by visiting the GPMHSC website . Additionally, GPs are also ...