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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
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
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
Join our RACGP Facebook groups
Privacy and managing health information in general practice
Use and disclosure of health information
It is important to consider the privacy implications of transferring health information outside Australia, as some countries have inadequate privacy standards. Once this personal information is disclosed in an unregulated way, it is very difficult to regain control over it.
The need for protection extends to the use of overseas data storage as well as the processing of patient information, such as using transcription and reporting services.
It is recommended to seek patient consent before transferring health information outside Australia (noting that alerting patients to this possibility is a requirement of privacy policies; refer to the module on Privacy policies). However, consent is not strictly necessary in circumstances where reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the overseas recipient does not breach the privacy of that individual, or where the practice believes the overseas recipient is subject to a privacy scheme or law protecting the information in a manner similar to Australia.