09 August 2019

Convocation submissions close Friday 9 August

Convocation submissions close 12 noon Friday 9 August (AEST) in shareGP.

The RACGP Board will consider all submitted convocation items after the submission period closes. Voting on selected convocation items will begin in September with RACGP members invited to comment and vote on items in shareGP.

All votes received will be collated and carried across to the convocation meeting on Thursday 24 October at GP19 in Adelaide.

New factsheet: Online appointment systems

The RACGP has released a new factsheet for online appointment systems.

Online appointment technology allows patients to book appointments online through internet-connected devices, such as computers, tablets and smart phones.

There are numerous benefits for practices’ use of these systems, however there are a number of things that must be considered before they are introduced.

This factsheet outlines:

  • benefits of online appointment systems
  • practice considerations
  • patient considerations.

Access the factsheet via the RACGP website.

RACGP Rural: Faculty involvement and skill development

RACGP Rural is seeking expressions of interest from members who would like to work more closely with the faculty and further develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Mentoring or teaching
  • Promoting the benefits of rural general practice
  • Providing expertise on committees

In return, members will have the opportunity to build upon existing skills and develop new skills, broaden professional networks, add achievements to resumés and make a tangible difference to rural and remote health.

Email rural@racgp.org.au with details of interests and areas of expertise by Friday 30 August 2019 to get involved.

2030 Vision for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The National Mental Health Commission is consulting on the 2030 Vision for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention via the Connections project, which is a nationwide conversation about the future of mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.

The consultation involves the Commission visiting 23 communities across Australia to hold Town Hall meetings and consultations with all those people experiencing mental health issues. Consumers, carers, families and those organisations which provide support and care are all invited to attend.

Individuals are invited to share their stories and experiences in relation to mental health, suicide prevention and wellbeing via an online survey.

The survey closes 8 September 2019. 

Media enquiries

Journalists and media outlets seeking comment and information from the RACGP should contact:

Ellie Yates

Media Advisor