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Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter.
I would like to begin by congratulating our newly elected and re-elected members for their successful nominations in the RACGP SA&NT Council. Of the eight positions available, four members are new to the Council. I encourage all new members to actively participate in Council affairs and I look forward to working with them. At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank retiring members for their hard work and dedication. The RACGP is grateful for your contributions to the organisation.
This year, the RACGP SA&NT Member Meeting will take place on Saturday 24 August 2019 at the Adelaide Town Hall. This will directly precede the SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony. The new RACGP SA&NT Council will be introduced and there will be an outline of the achievements over the past year.
The meeting is complimentary for RACGP members, although registration is required. I strongly encourage members to attend this event.
We are now rapidly approaching the end of the 2017–19 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) triennium. Over the coming weeks, RACGP SA&NT will be delivering many educational sessions, so I encourage you to take advantage of these events and ensure that you have met your QI&CPD requirements.
For more information about these events, please refer to the RACGP SA&NT events calendar.
I would also like to remind our members that GP19 is just around the corner and in our own backyard this year. As always, this highly anticipated event brings exciting opportunities for networking and education. I look forward to seeing you there.
Dr Zakaria Baig
Chair, RACGP SA&NT
Dermatology for GPs
Saturday 10 August 2019
Oaks Elan, Darwin
RACGP SA&NT Member Meeting
Saturday 24 August 2019
Adelaide Town Hall
SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony
(Registrations now closed)
Wound management in general practice
Tuesday 27 August 2019
College House, North Adelaide
Important notifiable conditions
Tuesday 3 September 2019
NT Fellowship and Awards Ceremony
Saturday 7 September 2019
Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
Saturday 14 September 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide
This evening session will provide health professionals with up-to-date information, tools and strategies to provide appropriate wound management techniques, including chronic ulcers, acute wounds, burns, diabetic ulcers and cancer wound infections.
If you have any queries, please call Anjelica Nowak on 08 8267 8312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries is a significant part of general practice. This interactive, one-day workshop will focus on the head, shoulders and knees and will cover:
Dr Sandy Kleinschmidt – General Practitioner
Dr Duncan Walker – Sports and Exercise Physician
Dr Jennifer Cowie – Radiologist
Mr Rick Beal – Physiotherapist
If you have any queries, please call Glenda Malkin on 08 8267 8332 or email email@example.com
RACGP SA&NT is pleased to congratulate the following GPs who attained RACGP Fellowship in July:
RACGP SA&NT members are invited to attend the RACGP SA&NT Member Meeting at the Adelaide Town Hall (prior to the SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony).
Please join us for the important annual meeting that will offer members a unique opportunity to meet the RACGP SA&NT Council. Professor Nigel Stocks, RACGP SA&NT Provost, will chair the meeting. Dr Peter Joseph, RACGP SA&NT Archivist, will outline the achievements of RACGP SA&NT over the past year.
The Member Meeting is complimentary, but registration is required.
Attendees are welcome to stay for the SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony and cocktail function following the Member Meeting to celebrate the achievements of our new Fellows and SA award winners. Charges apply for the ceremony and cocktail function.
If you have any queries regarding the Member Meeting, please call Rebecca Woodcock on 08 8267 8327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to welcome the following members who were recently elected (or re-elected) to RACGP SA&NT Council for 2019–21:
The following members will continue their term on the RACGP SA&NT Council:
Dr Henri Becker, Dr Daniel Byrne, Dr Seema Jain, Prof Richard Reed, Dr Navtej Sandhu and Jarrod Hopkins (Medical Student Representative) have all retired from their roles. We thank them for their valued commitment to the RACGP SA&NT Council.
Incoming Council members will commence their term upon the close of the Member Meeting.
Recently, the RACGP SA&NT farewelled Sally Clapp, Program Officer, who is now on maternity leave with her beautiful twin boys.
To replace Sally for the duration of her leave, we have welcomed Jackie Brandner. Jackie has recently relocated from Darwin and brings extensive skills and experience within the healthcare industry as a general manager of a large general practice group and as the Primary Care Support and Digital Health Program Manager at NT Primary Health Network.
Jackie will be responsible for the Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) program.
Anjelica Nowak has recently returned from maternity leave to her role as Events and Operations Administrator. We thank Susan Lyon for her contribution while Anjelica was on leave.
2019.2 Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) results released
Wednesday 28 August 2019
2019.2 Key Feature Problem (KFP) results released
Wednesday 11 September 2019
(Enrolment period closes on Friday 13 September 2019)
Sunday 10 November 2019
2019.2 OSCE results released
Wednesday 18 December 2019
2019.2 OSCE pre-exam course – Adelaide
Saturday 21 September 2019
2019.2 OSCE preparation workshop – Darwin
2019.2 OSCE tutorial series – Adelaide
Monday 23 September 2019
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Monday 30 September 2019
Tuesday 1 October 2019
Monday 14 October 2019
Tuesday 15 October 2019
2019.2 simulated OSCE workshop – Darwin
Saturday 12 October 2019
The RACGP eHealth webinar series presents monthly webinars throughout 2019 on topics pertinent to general practice. These webinars are designed to support GPs and practice teams in understanding these obligations and to provide guidance on how to achieve compliance.
General practice has a fundamental role in ensuring the privacy of patient health information.
It is important general practices have up-to-date information on current legislative framework for the management of health information and understand their privacy obligations.
This month, the RACGP eHealth webinar series will be delivering webinars designed to assist GPs with understanding of privacy and managing health information in general practice. Several session times are available.
Webinars are accredited for two Category 2 QI&CPD points and are free of charge for all participants.
To register, visit the RACGP website.
Webinar recordings are available for viewing at the conclusion of each month’s sessions.
RACGP Rural invites you to attend an active learning module (ALM) accredited for 40 Category 1 Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) points and approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program.
Enhance your rural emergency medicine skills in seven hands-on simulated scenarios that reflect real rural and remote medical challenges. All scenarios are written and facilitated by experienced rural GPs from actual cases.
The workshop will be at held at the state-of-art Adelaide Health Simulation – the most technologically advanced simulation facility in Australasia.
Increase your understanding of point-of-care ultrasound applications in the diagnostic process. You will be introduced to basic techniques using advanced, high-end mobile ultrasound equipment and supervised through a rotation of five ultrasound skills workstations under the guidance of experts.
SA Health’s Communicable Disease Control Branch now routinely refers notifications of hepatitis B and hepatitis C to SA Health Viral Hepatitis Clinical Practice Consultants. Specialist nurses are then able to contact diagnosing clinicians and offer support to facilitate follow-up and provision of guideline-based care.
This resource provides up-to-date information about safe vaccine storage and recommendations for effective vaccine storage management, including new supporting resources for immunisation providers.
Printed copies of the guidelines and supporting resources are being posted to immunisation providers.
For more information on communicable diseases, visit the Communicable Disease Control Branch website or call 1300 232 272.
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