Privacy and managing health information in general practice

Test your knowledge (CPD accredited)

Last revised: 24 May 2023

Test your knowledge with our education kit – ‘Privacy and managing health information in general practice’.

This RACGP Practice Essentials resource is an ‘education kit’ that general practitioners and other practice team members can work through as a self-directed learning activity to familiarise themselves with:

  • patient consent
  • patient rights
  • management and security of medical records
  • information used in medical research.

It provides an overview of the legislative framework that regulates the way personal information is handled – the Privacy Act 1988, the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), and other relevant health records legislation within the general practice setting.

It is anticipated that the content will take approximately one hour to work through.

GPs can self-report this activity for the equivalent of 2 RACGP CPD points per hour of learning.

Access the education kit here.