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In Practice: Convocation for shaping future initiatives


Morgan Liotta


27/10/2022 1:16:07 PM

The RACGP has thanked members for helping to develop future initiatives through their participation in the 2022 Convocation.

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Convocation ideas raised by members help to shape future RACGP policy, advocacy and events.

This week’s round-up also includes the welcoming of new positions as part of the delivery of college-led general practice training, as well as updates to the MBS for some GP services.
 
Shaping Future Initiatives Convocation 2022
The RACGP would like to extend thanks to the members who provided questions, concerns and ideas around shaping the college’s future initiatives and priorities. The submissions, which are now closed, provide a clear focus on the issues that are of most concern to members.
 
Those who made a submission will receive a formal response, and it will be added to the college’s revision of its operating plan for next year.
 
Each of the submissions will now be considered and upvoted by representatives on the RACGP Board. The five highest priority submissions, as decided in the upvoting process, will be presented at the RACGP Convocation session directly following the RACGP Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 24 November at GP22.
 
General practice peers and colleagues will decide the highest priority area to be actioned by the RACGP in the following year.
 
Announcement of general practice training roles
The RACGP has announced a number of critical appointments as part of the college’s move towards managing the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program from 2023.
 
The college congratulates and welcomes the fresh talent secured as staff joining from regional training organisations around the country. Their skills and knowledge will help to ensure a smooth transition to a profession-led approach, and build on the successes of the current model.
 
The appointments are part of bringing the college’s vision of high-quality, fit-for-future training to life.
 
The RACGP will offer further roles to around 900 medical educators, training administrators and coordinators as part of its move to deliver the AGPT Program.
 
Upcoming changes to MBS melanoma items
The Department of Health and Aged Care has announced changes to melanoma items to commence 1 November, with several new items being introduced and some existing items amended to resolve any confusion around the claiming of melanoma excision services.
 
The RACGP is in discussions with the department regarding the rebate values. More information is available on MBS Online and the RACGP website.
 
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