Guidelines for general practice


Quality clinical guidelines and practice resources

 

Putting prevention into practice

Putting prevention into practice
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.

(2nd edition/2006/0869062743)

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Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice
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.


(4th edition/2014/9780869063842)

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Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals

Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals

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.

(1st edition/2011/9780869063316)

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Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice
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.

(9th edition/2016/
 9780869064528)

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General practice management of type 2 diabetes 2016-18

General practice management of type 2 diabetes
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.


(2016/ 9780869064542)

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National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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 is available to download. It is not available in hardcopy.

(2nd edition/2012/9780869063415)

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SNAP guide

SNAP guideThis 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.

(2nd edition/2015/9780869064269)

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