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Known as the 'green book', this 2nd edition of Putting prevention into practice: guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting has been created by a multidisciplinary team of experts for use by general practitioners, practice nurses and practice staff. The guidelines are intended to be a practical resource designed to strengthen prevention activities in general practice. The expert team has created an up-todate prevention approach and identified effective prevention activities for general practice. The pressures of practice and the time constraints associated with patient consultations have been taken into account.
Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice, 4th edition, (the White book) was developed by general practitioners (GPs) and experts to ensure that the content is the most valuable and useful for health practitioners.
The manual provides an easy and practical resource and was based on the best available evidence in February 2014. This included 2014 Cochrane systematic reviews on advocacy; 2013 Cochrane systematic reviews on screening for intimate partner violence; 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for health professionals based on systematic reviews and international consensus on intimate partner and sexual violence; international consensus intimate partner violence guidelines; 2013 randomised controlled trial evidence from general practice; a 2006 meta-synthesis of qualitative studies of what women experiencing intimate partner violence expect from health practitioners and a 2009 systematic review on child abuse interventions.
Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.
Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals 2011, incorporates a number of significant new developments in both the science and practice of cessation support providing health professionals with a valuable resource to help patients keen to stop smoking. GPs and other health professionals now have a greater understanding of the nervous system and nicotine addiction; prescription medications used to treat smoking addiction; and approved use of nicotine replacement therapy.
Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.
The RACGP has published the Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition (Red Book) since 1989 to support evidence-based preventive activities in primary care. The Red Book is now widely accepted as the main guide to the provision of preventive care in Australian general practice.
The Red Book is designed to provide the general practice team with guidance on opportunistic and proactive preventive care. It covers primary (preventing the initial occurrence of a disorder) and secondary (preventive early detection and intervention) activities. The Red Book provides a single entry point to common conditions seen in Australian general practice and offers practical advice on the kind of screening and services that should be provided to the general population.
The Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice is available for download. It is not available in hardcopy.
(9th edition/2016/ 9780869064528)
In the development of the 2016–18 edition of General practice management of type 2 diabetes, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has focused on factors relevant to current Australian clinical practice. The RACGP has used the skills and knowledge of your general practice peers who have an interest in diabetes management and are members of the RACGP Specific Interests Diabetes Network.
The General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016-2018 is available for download.
For additional copies, please contact Diabetes Australia on 1300 136 588.
The National Guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Its purpose is to provide GPs and other health professionals with an accessible, user-friendly guide to best practice in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
The National Guide can be used in conjunction with the RACGP Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 'red book' and with the Medicare Benefits Schedule rebate item 715: Health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The National guide is available to download. It is not available in hardcopy.
This guide has been designed to assist general practitioners (GPs) and practice staff (the GP practice team) to work with patients on the lifestyle risk factors of smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP). Organisations working with general practices, such as primary care organisations, public health services and other agencies that provide resources and training for primary healthcare staff, may also find this guide valuable.
The SNAP guide is available to download. It is not available in hardcopy.
Implementation guidelines for video consultations in general practice
Guidelines for interprofessional collaboration between general practitioners and other medical specialists providing video consultations
Effective solutions for e-waste in your practice