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In Practice: Crazy socks now on sale


Matt Woodley


19/05/2022 1:13:27 PM

The RACGP is selling five different pairs of socks ahead of next month’s CrazySocks4Docs day, with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue.

Screenshot of the RACGP Shop website
Socks can be purchased for $15 per pair at the RACGP Shop.

UPDATED: This article was updated to change the deadline for contributing to the ANAO audit of telehealth from 8 June to 23 May, as the submission is now due earlier.

This week’s round up also includes a request for member feedback on COVID-19 telehealth services, a nominations call for the ‘Most Outstanding General Practitioner’ award, details for a rescheduled family violence webinar, and information on a new research project into endometriosis.
 
CrazySocks4Docs
In support of CrazySocks4Docs day on 3 June, the college is selling five different pairs of socks out of the RACGP Shop, with all proceeds from sock sales donated to Beyond Blue.
 
The RACGP is encouraging members to use this as an opportunity to connect with colleagues and have a conversation about health and wellbeing.
 
GPs have done it tough over the past two years, and it’s never been more important to look after each other and show support to those who are struggling.
 
Socks can be purchased at one pair for $15 or four for $50. Come 3 June, the college also reminds GPs to slip on a pair of crazy socks and share the photo on social media using the tag #CrazySocks4Docs.
 
Member feedback on COVID-19 telehealth services
The Australian National Audit Office is undertaking an audit to assess whether the Department of Health has effectively managed the expansion of telehealth services during the COVIDÔÇÉ19 pandemic.
 
In response, the RACGP is seeking feedback from members on telehealth services in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Telehealth was first introduced in March 2020 and a number of changes have been made to Medicare Benefits Schedule items in response to the evolving pandemic situation.
 
GPs and GPs in training can provide their feedback until 23 May. Information about how to provide feedback is available on the RACGP website.
 
Australian Patients Association – 2022 Awards
Nominations are now open for ‘Most Outstanding General Practitioner’ at the Australian Patients Association’s 2022 Awards, which will be held on 18 August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.
 
Further information is available on the APA website and nominations are due to close on 30 June.
 
Rescheduled webinar – Dating violence and technology abuse: Management in general practice
Originally scheduled to take place on 4 May, GPs still have the chance to attend this webinar, which will give an overview of what dating violence is and presentations in general practice, as well as how to manage and respond to these patients.
 
The webinar will be presented by experienced GP Dr Deepthi Iyer and Dr Cynthia Brown, who is a research officer at the Safer Families Centre, University of Melbourne.
 
Dr Iyer who completed a PhD in 2019 exploring Australian young women’s perceptions of dating and dating violence, while in 2021 Dr Brown completed her PhD investigating technology-facilitated abuse with a focus on the measurement of technology-facilitated abuse and its impact among youth.
 
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify dating violence among young people’s relationships, including technology facilitated abuse and how they present to general practice
  • Identify different forms of technology facilitated abuse, including how they differ across gender
  • Safely assess and support survivors of dating violence
This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (3 points).
 
Date and time: Wednesday 25 May, 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm AEST.
 
Registers via the RACGP website.
 
Referring young people to gynaecology services?
Patients aged 10–18 years who have been referred to a gynaecologist across Australia are invited to participate in the Longitudinal Study of Teenagers with Endometriosis, Period and Pelvic Pain in Australia (LongSTEPPP) – led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
 
A five-year observational study, LongSTEPPP aims to establish a comprehensive national cohort of young people presenting to gynaecology services for the management of gynaecological conditions, establishing baseline characteristics and exploring long-term outcomes.
 
GPs who refer young people in this age cohort to a gynaecologist may be eligible to participate in LongSTEPPP.
 
Potential patients can be referred to LongSTEPPP to enable families to access pre-screening and register their interest.
 
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