In Practice: End of the CPD year

Matt Woodley

14/12/2023 4:43:47 PM

Members should aim to complete their 2023 CPD requirements by 31 December and can check their progress via myCPD.

myCPD app on a phone
Members can track their continuing professional development progress via the myCPD app.

Members should aim to complete their 2023 CPD requirements by 31 December.
For those who cannot, there is grace period until 31 March in which GPs can allocate activities to meet 2023 requirements, which can be managed via a backdate function in myCPD.
Some options:

  • Quick-log activities undertaken during clinical practice
  • Self-record quality improvements as Measuring Outcomes, and time spent reviewing performance
  • Go online to gplearning, complete a unit of check, AJGP clinical challenge and/or a gplearning module
  • Browse for CPD-approved activities, including by specific interest area
  • Complete the mandatory PDP and claim up to five Reviewing Performance hours
Members should be aware the RACGP will shut down for parts of the summer break. For urgent matters, staff are available to assist from 27–29 December via 1800 472 247.
Fluoxetine scarcity
The Therapeutic Goods (Serious Scarcity and Substitutable Medicine) (Fluoxetine) Instrument 2023 has been registered and is now in force.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has published a web alert regarding the serious scarcity substation instrument (SSSI) and updated its site with information for patients, carers and health professionals.
The substitution currently has PBS subsidy arrangements for the 20 mg capsule products, and the PBS website has been updated with this information. The PBS has also released a specific web statement regarding the PBS subsidy arrangements for fluoxetine SSSI.
General practice incentives survey: Final chance
The Department of Health and Aged Care has engaged KPMG to undertake an Effectiveness review of general practice incentives across Australia.
The Review will assess the effectiveness and impact of the existing incentives program and identify solutions to enhance current general practice incentives as a funding model in the future. This is inclusive of the Practice Incentive Programs (PIPs) and Workforce Incentive Programs (WIPs).
The department is seeking insight and feedback on how current incentive programs impact GPs, their practice and patients. Complete the survey by Friday 22 December for the opportunity to influence the shape of the primary healthcare system.
Measuring outcomes for diabetes
Webinar: Tuesday 23 January, 7.00 – 8.00 pm (AEDT)
CPD: 1 EA hour
In need of CPD Measuring Outcomes hours? Join RACGP Specific Interests Diabetes Chair Dr Gary Deed for a new webinar that will provide ideas on practical ways GPs can implement quality improvement initiatives into their practice.
Attendees will also explore what good management of diabetes looks like, and some of the key criteria quality improvement or change. Finally, the webinar will take a look at the Measuring Outcomes tool; what it is, where to find it and how to use it in relation to diabetes.
Register online.
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