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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
Become a student member today for free and be part of the RACGP community
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
Become a provider with the CPD Program and be recognised for the quality education and training you offer GPs
The Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice provides the best-available current evidence for GPs
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
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Privacy and managing health information in general practice
Patients have the ethical and legal right to make informed decisions about their health. Informed consent is the basis for many Privacy Act exceptions, permitting collection, use and disclosure.
To minimise the risk of legal issues, GPs must obtain a patient’s informed consent. It might be reasonable to consider an attending and willing patient as consenting, however, it is recommended to obtain the patient’s express consent (eg by a signed form or as a note on the patient record in your clinical information system).
The requirement to obtain informed consent applies to any research being conducted by a practice using identified patient data.2