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The RACGP is pleased to launch its eHealth Webinar Series, with monthly webinars held throughout 2019 on eHealth topics pertinent to general practice. The series will launch in February 2019 with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. The NDB scheme came into effect in February 2018 and applies to all agencies and organisations with existing personal information security obligations under the Privacy Act. Developed and delivered by members of the RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management (REC—PTM) and eHealth experts, these web...
The Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health (NWCCMH) has just released their new course, ‘Supporting children’s resilience in general practice’. This free course has been developed in consultation with RACGP Specific Interests and examines the entry points to and opportunities for having conversations with parents about the social and emotional wellbeing of their children. ‘Supporting children’s resilience in general practice’ will be delivered via four webinars, beginning 14 February through to 20 June.
The MBS Review Taskforce released its Report from the General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee (the Report) for consultation in December 2018.
The Report contains 18 recommendations, including: a move to a patient-centred primary care model supporting GP stewardship a new general practice patient enrolment fee support for flexible access, including non-face-to-face access changes to chronic disease management items a change to Level B item descriptors to set a minimum six-minute consultation length the introduction of an Me...
General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has worked to advocate for changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) Better Access initiative by actively contributing to a number of key submissions. Due to this advocacy by the GPMHSC, appropriately trained GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners have been able, since November 2018, to provide Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) via telehealth under Medicare in rural and remote areas. Medicare-registered GP providers of FPS can now claim specific MBS items for the pr...
RACGP members are invited to download support materials from the RACGP’s ongoing community awareness campaign and join us in highlighting the value of general practice and the importance of education and learning gained through membership and association with the RACGP. Campaign materials available to RACGP members include posters, social media cover images, website tiles and downloadable, captioned videos to play in your practice.
The materials include: practice posters – for your waiting area social media cover images – for your personal a...
For over 10 years, many thousands of Australians have shown their support for Close the Gap by marking National Close the Gap Day each March. This year, National Close the Gap Day is on Thursday 21 March 2019. Close the Gap Day is an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all. Support for the Close the Gap Campaign is partially measured through the number of events held throughout the week. On National Close the Gap Day, we encourage you to host an activity in your pr...
In the 2018–19 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), the Federal Government announced it would provide $98 million over four years from 2018–19 towards Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebates for services provided by GPs attending a residential aged care facility (RACF). Currently, Medicare rebates for services provided in RACFs are calculated based on the number of patients the GP sees. This rebate structure, calculated by dividing an integrated call-out fee by the number of patients seen, results in patients receiving differing rebates. ...
GP19 provides an opportunity to deliver your active learning module (ALM) to a highly engaged audience, sharing knowledge with the professionals at the frontline of Australian healthcare. ALM workshops are well-attended activities at the RACGP’s annual conference program. If you have an ALM designed for GPs, then why not present at GP19, the largest event for GPs in Australia. Submissions close Sunday 24 February 2019 11.59 pm (AEST).
Visit the GP19 conference website for more information on the submission process.