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With the Federal Election and an early start to this year’s influenza season, May was very busy for all of us. Prior to the election, RACGP SA&NT Council members met several of our local politicians, including South Australian Health Minister, Stephen Wade, to advocate for Australian GPs and their patients. I would like to congratulate the Liberal party on its victory. The RACGP looks forward to working with them and all sides of politics to improve the health of our nation.
The RACGP has asked our politicians to focus on four important matters on behalf of our members:
GP19 is just around the corner and will take place in Adelaide this year! Registration is now open. Please visit the GP19 website to secure your place.
Dr Zakaria Baig
Chair, RACGP SA&NT
QI&CPD small group support session
Wednesday 12 June 2019
College House, North Adelaide
Emergency medicine and resuscitation update for GPs – Booked out!
Tuesday 18 June 2019
Men's health: Adolescents to elderly ALM
Saturday 22 June 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Adelaide
Advance Care Directives
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Emergency medicine and resuscitation update (CPR for GPs)
Wednesday 17 July 2019
NT PHN, Winnellie
Saturday 27 July 2019
Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf
SA Fellowship and Awards Ceremony
Saturday 24 August 2019
Adelaide Town Hall
NT Fellowship and Awards Ceremony
Saturday 7 September 2019
Males have more accidents, are more likely to take their own lives and are more prone to lifestyle-related chronic health conditions than women and girls of the same age.
This interactive workshop will explore men’s health issues from adolescence to older age.
If you have any queries, please call Roberta Morris on 08 8267 8334 or email email@example.com
There is a growing need for individuals to complete Advance Care Directives. An Advance Care Directive allows adults to record their preferences for future health care, end of life, living arrangements and personal matters, and to appoint a substitute decision-maker to act on their behalf when they are unable to do so themselves.
This interactive workshop will provide an overview on the use of Advance Care Directives.
If you have any queries, please call Anjelica Nowak on 08 8267 8312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a drive up to beautiful Hahndorf for the Midwinter Retreat. This event will incorporate a variety of education sessions presented by high-profile speakers, as well as a multitude of networking opportunities over a full day, followed by an informal dinner.
Go for the day or make a weekend of it and stay overnight.
If you have any queries, please call Elaine Dalby on 08 8267 8362 or email email@example.com
RACGP SA&NT is pleased to congratulate the following GPs who attained RACGP Fellowship in May:
RACGP SA&NT is pleased to advise the dates for the SA&NT Fellowship and Awards Ceremonies for 2019.
Saturday 24 August 2019
Registrations are now open.
For moreinformation, please contact Elaine Dalby.
Saturday 7 September 2019
Eligible new Fellows will soon receive an email invitation.
For more information, please contact Jessica Fry.
In the past, a national academic ceremony has also been held in conjunction with the annual RACGP conference. This year, there is an exciting change in the RACGP conference schedule with multiple national conferences, tailored to the specific needs of a diverse membership being held around Australia throughout 2019.
As such, the national ceremony will not be held at GP19. You are instead invited to attend a graduation ceremony in SA or NT, or in another state at a time that is most convenient for you.
This month, we place the spotlight on Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Registrar Representative on the RACGP SA&NT Council.
Dr Emily Kirkpatrick currently works for Adelaide City General Practice and at MoleChecks at Bedford Medical Clinic, Tonsley on a casual basis as a GP with special interest in skin cancer.
She has been working for the past seven months as a medical educator in the area of research at GPEx, as the junior researcher on an RACGP Special Education Research Grant (ERG), investigating workplace-based assessment across the general practice training program.
Dr Kirkpatrick recently gained RACGP Fellowship after extending her training to undertake an academic post in skin cancer education at the University of Adelaide, where she continues to teach fifth-year medical students. She believes strongly in the importance of registrar representation and ensuring that trainee wellbeing is balanced with safety and competency to practice.
She has loved general practice as a career option since entering medical school and even though she contemplated a career in both gynaecology and dermatology, she has been thrilled with her final decision to pursue general practice. She appreciates the complexity of the specialty and the immense privilege it brings her to look after babies through to geriatric patients.
She is near completion of her Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer and hopes to continue researching education methods for skin cancer prevention. Having a family while undertaking training has been challenging, but she believes it has made her a better GP with greater insight and appreciation of all the issues that new mothers go through, including sleep deprivation. She enjoys being part of the RACGP SA&NT Council and participating in various committees in which she advocates for general practice.
On behalf of the RACGP SA&NT, we thank Dr Kirkpatrick for sharing her story with us.
A list of upcoming Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) exam-related events and key dates is available below. Up-to-date listings of the FRACGP exams are also available.
2019.1 Objective Structured Clinical exam (OSCE) results released
Wednesday 10 July 2019
2019.2 Key Feature Problem (KFP) (enrolments now closed)
Friday 19 July 2019
2019.2 Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) (enrolments now closed)
Saturday 20 July 2019
2019.2 AKT results released
Wednesday 28 August 2019
2019.2 KFP results released
Wednesday 11 September 2019
2019.2 OSCE (enrolment period closes 13 September)
Sunday 10 November 2019
2019.2 OSCE results released
Wednesday 18 December 2019
2019.2 AKT and KFP tutorial series – Adelaide
Tuesday 11 June 2019 (due to public holiday)
Monday 17 June 2019
Monday 24 June 2019
Monday 1 July 2019
Monday 8 July 2019
Receive a pay-on-time membership discount when you renew your RACGP membership by Sunday 30 June 2019.
As an RACGP member, you belong to Australia’s largest general practice community of more than 40,000 members. Renew now to enjoy the member benefits, have access to a number of collaborative spaces and participate in educational activities.
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Futurist and social researcher, Mark McCrindle, will share with GP19 delegates a detailed overview of the patient of the future.
In this session, Mark will paint a picture that will include (along with many other details): who they are, why they’ll visit their GP, how they’ll find you and how they’ll want to interact with you. This session will help prepare you for the patient of the future.
Find out more about Mark McCrindle.
View the GP19 program.
The RACGP Rural Awards recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional individuals for their contribution to rural general practice. In 2019, a brand new award will be presented for the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP): Community Project of the Year.
Nominations close on Monday 17 June 2019. The awards include:
Awards are open nationally across all states and territories. The winners will be announced at GP19, the RACGP conference, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre this October.
RACGP members have access to DynaMed Plus (DMP), the clinical information resource designed to provide answers in the shortest possible time using the most current evidence, primarily at point of care. DMP content is updated daily incorporating evidence sourced from studies reported in over 500 medical journals.
User guidance videos are now available. This suite of videos introduces the features and functionality of DMP and will help you identify ways in which DMP can be used during consults to assist clinical decision-making using an evidence-based approach.
The videos cover a range of topics including:
To view the user videos, access DynaMed Plus on the library webpages. RACGP website login required.
There is a national shortage in the private market of three of the four available measles-containing vaccines (M-M-R II®, Priorix®, and Priorix-tetra®). Currently, there is no private market shortage of the other measles-containing vaccine, Proquad®.
There are adequate supplies of funded measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccine for the National Immunisation Program, including catch-up for Medicare card-holders aged under 20 years who have not previously received two doses of the measles vaccine.
The two registered MMRV vaccines (Priorix-tetra® and ProQuad®) are only recommended for children up to 14 years of age.
The measles vaccine may not be available for anybody who is intending to travel and who has not received two doses of measles vaccine. Policies requiring measles immunity will need to be adjusted during this time of vaccine shortage based on workplace risk assessments for health care workers, childhood educators, staff in long-term care facilities and staff in correctional facilities – these policies will need to be adjusted during this time of vaccine shortage based on workplace risk assessments.
Serological testing for immunity to measles is not routinely recommended before or after receiving measles-containing vaccine, but may be useful if there is a history of measles infection.
Measles information for the public is available, including a useful measles poster. Health professionals should refer to the infectious disease control webpage.
For more information on communicable diseases, visit the Communicable Disease Control Branch website or call 1300 232 272.
With ACH Group, your patients can access both Medicare and aged care funded allied health services.
As a registered Medicare allied health provider, we can collaboratively work with you and your patient to support:
Our aged care specific health and wellbeing team can help.
Find out more.
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You are invited to attend the biannual Health Benefits of Good Work Forum, a one-day industry forum of subject expert presentations, facilitated discussion, workshops and networking.
The theme, ‘Fostering good work in the Territory’, will bring multiple stakeholders together to discuss how good work affects small business, and rural and remote employment, as well as how to improve access to good work for people across Australia.
For more information, view the Health Benefits of Good Work Forum program.
One of the most common questions to accountants is ‘Should I buy shares or property?’ The right answer is both, in fact as they can be excellent long-term investments respectively; however, not everyone has the luxury of buying both and so a decision needs to be made!
Health finance experts, William Buck, explains your options.
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