In Practice: Last call for GP22 submissions

Morgan Liotta

5/05/2022 2:32:29 PM

GPs still have the chance to share the unique contribution they make to patients, the profession and healthcare in Australia.

GP doing telehealth consult
GPs still have the opportunity to share the unique contribution they make to patients.

This week’s round up also includes upcoming CPD webinars, last calls for GP22 submissions, and member benefits from the college.
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 and post the COVID‐19 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 8 June.
Information about how to provide feedback is available on the RACGP website.
Infant and early childhood mental health: Exploring, assessing, and formulating
Webinar: Thursday 12 May, 7.00 – 8.30 pm (AEDT)
Gathering information as part of a biopsychosocial approach is a pre-existing and transferable skill that GPs can utilise in child mental health assessments.
The second of the RACGP and Emerging Minds webinar series is based on a case study with a focus on practice. It explores the features of a biopsychosocial assessment and formulation with children aged 0–5 years, its importance in supporting child mental health, and its contribution to mental health treatment planning.

The panellists will also respond to practice challenges raised by webinar participants.
Hosted by Dr James Best, Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health.
Register online
Last call for GP22 submissions
Submissions for the GP22 conference close on Tuesday 10 May.
GPs have the chance to share the unique contribution they make to patients, the profession and healthcare in Australia.
The RACGP is calling for:

  • 15-minute oral presentations to share research
  • one-hour clinical presentations
  • poster/ePoster clinical and research presentations.
More information is available on the GP22 website.
Weight, obesity and women’s health
Webinar: Wednesday 18 May, 7.30 – 8.30 pm
CPD: Eligible for 2 CPD points
Jean Hailes endocrinologist, Dr Niloufar Torkamani and Jean Hailes specialist women’s health GP, Dr Tessa King, discuss conversation tips and starters, contributing factors, assessment, and management strategies for women who are overweight or obese.
Register online
Academic Post Program 2023 applications now open
An RACGP Academic Post is a unique opportunity to incorporate academic work into a general practice career.  
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program seeks to ensure GPs in training have the opportunity to build their skills in the areas of research, teaching and critical thinking through 12-month academic post training terms.
Comprising of 0.5 full-time equivalent in an academic institution and a concurrent clinical training component, the post gives GPs in training a special opportunity to learn academic skills through individualised learning plans, with mentoring and support from skilled training providers, universities and the RACGP. 
Applications for the 2023 program are open until 1 August 2022. More information on how to apply is available on the RACGP website.
Paxlovid update: The Good GP
The latest COVID-19 podcast episode of The Good GP features special guest, Professor Michael Kidd, exploring Paxlovid in light of its listing on the PBS.
GPs can gain insight on which patients will best benefit from antivirals, the efficacy of Paxlovid, its availability and the contraindications and interactions.
Listen online.
Additional 25 CPD points to RACGP members 
To recognise the tireless efforts that GPs have made and to support them in their continuing professional development (CPD), the RACGP Board has agreed to allocate an additional 25 CPD points to all GPs participating in the CPD Program.   
The points, equivalent to 12.5 hours of educational activities, recognise the ongoing education that GPs have undertaken to complete over the 2020–22 triennium.   
The RACGP recognises the time and upskilling required to manage the pandemic. In addition to maintaining their day-to-day roles of providing care, GPs have adjusted to, and adopted, new ways of providing care since the pandemic began – playing an integral role in Australia’s response to COVID-19. 
To date, the RACGP has awarded GPs with 75 CPD points for COVID-19-related education activities, equivalent to 37.5 hours.  
Members can view their points by logging in to the myCPD dashboard.  
DynaMed: How to get the most out of the evidence-based point-of-care tool
In addition to evidence summaries and graded recommendations designed to support decision making during consultations, DynaMed has a number of useful features, including:
  • updates for condition summaries providing synopses of recent studies and links to full text articles
  • mobile access to DynaMed, with or without internet connectivity – register for a DynaMed personal user account (PUA), download the free app from Google Play or Apple app store, and authenticate using PUA credentials
  • EBM Focus – a weekly selection of articles ‘most likely to inform clinical practice’.

DynaMed is a member-only resource, and requires an RACGP website login.
RACGP Plus: Cubiko
Cubiko helps practices prioritise tasks, improve processes and profit growth via a simple and user-friendly platform.
Cubiko is offering RACGP members a $250 discount off the set-up fee for a full subscription to Cubiko Business Insights package.
More information is available on the website.
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COVID-19 CPD GP feedback In Practice telehealth

newsGP weekly poll Have any of your patients had issues accessing COVID antivirals (via the PBS) after you have prescribed them?

newsGP weekly poll Have any of your patients had issues accessing COVID antivirals (via the PBS) after you have prescribed them?



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