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The RACGP extends sincere congratulations to all GPs acknowledged in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. The following members have shown dedication and commitment to primary healthcare and community wellbeing in Australia. Congratulations to: Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AO Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) Dr Venny Armanno OAM Dr Phillip Brownlie OAM Dr Eleanor Chew OAM Dr Peter Davidson OAM Dr Robert Marr OAM Dr Craig Hassed OAM Dr Stephen Howle OAM Dr Peter Maren...
The summer heat brings increased risk of bushfires and extreme weather events. A number of RACGP resources are available to support general practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of extreme weather and other emergencies. Managing emergencies in general practice: A guide for preparation, response and recovery provides an overview of the emergency planning process and outlines a range of activities to maintain business continuity and help protect practice infrastructure during emergencies. A suite of fact sheets on sp...
Online reviews are the new ‘word of mouth’ for recommending goods and services, including health services. To assist individual GPs and general practices in responding to online reviews, the RACGP has produced a factsheet Responding to online reviews . The factsheet provides information about when and how to respond to online reviews, useful information about dealing with negative and positive reviews, and relevant legislation regarding the use of reviews for advertising and marketing. Visit the RACGP website to download the factsheet.
The Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) #NoTimeForGames campaign aims to protect childrens’ health by encouraging health professionals and organisations across Australia to express their concern about climate change and to take action in the form of a pledge. The campaign looks towards embracing climate solutions and transitioning to clean renewable energy to prevent disease and help children live long, healthy and happy lives. The DEA website provides resources and further information on the campaign and the environment impacts on the ...
The Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis provides recommendations from up-to-date evidence to assist GPs in managing patients with osteoarthritis. The guideline includes a two-page algorithm to summarise the assessment and diagnosis of knee and hip osteoarthritis, and recommendations for managing the conditions. The algorithm also provides links for detailed services and prescribing information. The algorithm can be found as Appendix 1 of the guidelines and is now available for direct download on the RACGP website .
Consumer medicines information (CMI) documents help to ensure safe and effective use of medicines. RACGP members are reminded to advise patients on the availability of this information. CMIs contain information on the safe and effective use of a prescription or specified over-the-counter medicine. CMIs are available to GPs through a number of channels, including MIMS online, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website, via the MedSearch app, or by phoning NPS MedicineWise on 1300 633 424. Visit the TGA website to search for CMIs and produ...
Following the March 2018 launch of the third edition of the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (National Guide), and associated podcast series , the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the RACGP are working to increase awareness and use of the National Guide, and support culturally responsive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, irrespective of where they seek care. Members and their practice teams are invited to complete...
The second edition of the RACGP's Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis provides the best available, current scientific evidence for osteoarthritis (OA) interventions. The guideline includes a summary of recommendations and algorithms to assist busy GPs and other health professionals in the assessment, diagnosis and management of knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. There is a strong focus on self-management and non-surgical treatments to empower patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis to improve their health and mobility. Vi...