Upcoming webinars


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The RACGP recognises that GPs and general practice staff have embraced social media at a rapid rate, and guidance around safe and professional usage within general practice is necessary. Similarly, there are many health apps that have the potential to encourage better health but there are concerns about the accuracy and appropriateness of information in some apps and their privacy and security settings.

These webinars are designed to assist general practices in their adoption and use of social media and apps. In particular, they will provide an overview of social media advantages and disadvantages, associated risks and benefits, key considerations when discussing health apps with patients, appropriate online conduct, security and privacy requirements, legislation regarding advertising and testimonials, and the use of disclaimers.

Upcoming webinars:

Tuesday 19 November

1.00-2.00 pm AEDT

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Thursday 21 November

8.30-9.30 pm AEDT

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Medical photography has long had an important role in the assessment and management of patients in general practice. Benefits of taking clinical images include: tracking changes over time, improved patient care and clinical communication through real-time sharing of images and improved teaching and training. With most mobile phones and tablets equipped with high-quality cameras, significant memory capacity, and wireless technology, it is easier than ever to capture and distribute clinical photos of patients.

While clinical photos are a useful tool, care needs to be taken to ensure patient privacy, particularly when photos are taken on a personal mobile device that belongs to the clinician and is used outside of the workplace.

These webinars highlight considerations that should be taken when taking clinical photos on a personal mobile device that belongs to a clinician and is used outside of the workplace. In particular, they will provide an overview of potential hazards, consent, practice policies and procedures, data breaches and legalities.

Upcoming webinars:

Tuesday 3 December

1.00-2.00 pm AEDT

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Thursday 5 December

8.30-9.30 pm AEDT

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