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Enrolments for the 2019.1 AKT & KFP FRACGP exams closing 16 November 2018
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
Discover a world of educational opportunities to support your lifelong learning
Become a provider with the QI&CPD Program and be recognised for the quality education and training you offer GPs
The Red Book provides the general practice team with guidance on opportunistic and proactive preventive care
Send a request for information, a loan, literature search, journal article, book chapter and one-on-one remote training sessions
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Compliance arrangements for Medicare changed on 1 July 2018
Review the requirements for collecting patient feedback
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
shareGP is an online space for our 38,000 RACGP members to connect with one another
Read the latest United General Practice Australia media release
My Health Record is Australia’s national eHealth record system. Launched in 2012 as the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), My Health Record is an online repository for documents and data that contains information about an individual’s health and healthcare. It can be accessed online by healthcare consumers and their healthcare providers.
An individual’s My Health Record may contain various types of content from the consumer, their healthcare providers, and Medicare. Consumers have the option to restrict access to some or all of the documents in their My Health Record by different healthcare organisations, such as particular general practices (but not individual healthcare providers, such as general practitioners [GPs]). Healthcare providers who are caring for a consumer in an emergency can access that person’s My Health Record without obtaining consent.
In the 2017–18 Budget, the Australian Government announced that every person known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) who has not already registered for a My Health Record will automatically have a record created for them in 2018, unless they choose to opt out. Individuals can cancel their My Health Record at any time.
The RACGP has developed a number of resources to assist general practice in their use of My Health Record.
One requirement of participation in the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP) is the upload of Shared Health Summaries to My Health Record. The RACGP has developed a series of resources to support general practices participating in the ePIP.
Individual PHNs have My Health Record resources and can provide further support to help general practice staff use the system.