member forums

Influence the RACGP’s advocacy efforts

member forums

Influence the RACGP’s advocacy efforts

The RACGP is driven by the insight, experiences, and knowledge of our members.

Join us at an engageGP event to hear about our advocacy and strategic efforts and help shape future initiatives.

engageGP events are an opportunity for you to share ideas for how general practice can be better supported to provide coordinated, comprehensive, patient-centred care to all Australian communities.

The RACGP's engageGP event series is proudly supported by Commonwealth Bank.

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September engageGP member forum

RACGP taking action: Gearing up for the federal election

Find out what we've got planned to ensure increasing investment in primary healthcare is a top health priority in the lead up to the federal election.

Hear about the RACGP’s plans as we prepare for the next federal election including advocacy resources developed for our members. Our expert panel will take your questions and ideas, plus you’ll hear about our public campaign aimed at driving local conversations about why a well-funded general practice matters.

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November engageGP member forum

engageGP member forum – shaping future initiatives

The November engageGP member forum will encompass the traditional RACGP Convocation.

The member forum is your opportunity to raise and discuss matters impacting general practice with the RACGP Board and your colleagues across Australia.

The RACGP Board will select up to 6 items to be presented during the engageGP member forum held online on Sunday 21 November 2021 from 1.40 – 3.10pm AEST. Submitters of the selected matters will have 5 minutes to present their matter during the forum.

Members will be able to vote on the ideas presented and resolutions passed during the engageGP member forum will be considered by the RACGP Board. All actions taken to address the resolution will be reported on at next year’s forum.

Please note that resolutions passed during engageGP are not binding on the RACGP Board, but the Board undertakes to fully consider all items endorsed. 

Submit your idea To raise a matter to be discussed at the 2021 engageGP member forum you will need to provide the following details

  • Your name and RACGP member number
  • Background
    • What is this item about and why are you raising it now? (maximum 200 words)
  • Desired outcome
    • What would you like the Board and the membership to do with this idea? (maximum 200 words)
  • Proposed motion
    • What action do you propose the Board and Executive Leadership take? (maximum 100 words) 

Please note: Only full paid RACGP members may submit.

Submit your matter 

 Key dates
 Friday 17 September – Tuesday 12 October
 Submissions open
 Late October
 RACGP Board considers engageGP submissions
 Tuesday 2 November – Saturday 20 November
 Voting period begins on accepted items
 Sunday 21 November 1.40 – 3.10 pm AEST
 engageGP held at GP21 online
 Monday 22 November (week beginning)
 Outcomes published on RACGP website
Date and time
Event details
7.00–8.30 pm AEST,
Tuesday 25 May 2021
RACGP advocacy activities
Member forum
Virtual event
10.00–11.30 am AEST,
Saturday 17 July 2021
The future of general practice: Resourcing primary care
Member workshop
Virtual event
7.00–8.30 pm AEST,
Thursday 23 September 2021
RACGP taking action: Gearing up for the federal election
Member forum
Virtual event