In Practice: Last chance for RACGP Awards

Matt Woodley

20/07/2023 2:46:28 PM

Nominations for the rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health categories remain open until 30 July.

RACGP Award recipients
Recipients of the RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Awards in 2022. (Images 1 and 2: Adam Thomas; image 3: supplied)

This week’s In Practice also includes an opportunity to help shape a revamp of the Services Australia website, information on how to get involved in RACGP member research projects, upcoming webinars, and this month’s RACGP Plus membership offer.
Last chance to nominate for the RACGP Awards
Nominations are still open for the RACGP Rural and RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Awards. These awards recognise those working in specific areas of general practice, and celebrate their efforts to provide quality healthcare to all Australians – no matter their postcode.
The RACGP website contains the judging criteria and full list of categories, which include the Standing Strong Together Award, Rural Registrar of the Year, Brian Williams Award and two medical student bursaries.
Nominations are open until 30 July.
GP experiences of Services Australia (Medicare) website interface
Services Australia is conducting a research project to improve its website for health professionals and is running a 10-minute survey that allows practitioners to share their thoughts and experiences.
In accordance with the Australian Privacy Act and the AMSRS Code of Conduct, the information provided will be kept confidential, and no identifying information will be disclosed to Services Australia or any other entity.
GP Research Project Noticeboard
The RACGP supports GPs undertaking research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession and currently has a list of more than 30 projects that members may be interested in contributing to.
Members can also submit their research projects to the noticeboard to invite participation from the general practice community. 
The full list of projects and surveys is available on the RACGP Research Project noticeboard.
Child mental health
Webinar: Thursday 27 July, 7.00 – 8.30 pm (AEST)
CPD: 1.5 EA hour
The fourth and final session of the RACGP Specific Interests and Emerging Minds webinar series, ‘Common practice challenges in child mental health: Collaborating with the family and team’ is fast approaching.
Previous webinars in this series are available on the RACGP website and members interested in the last session can register online.
Lifestyle medicine in rural practice: small changes, big impact
Webinar: Thursday 3 August, 7.30 – 8.30 pm (AEST)
CPD: 1 EA hour
This session in the Rural Health webinar series will focus on how to apply lifestyle medicine approaches to the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases through the modification of behavioural, social and environmental drivers.
Examples in Aboriginal health and remote workplaces will be used. The foundations of health coaching will also be discussed.
To register or view other webinars in this series visit the RACGP website.
Victoria: Update about Schedule 8 permits
The Victorian Department of Health has amended one of the circumstances for which a Schedule 8 permit is not required.
When the total opioid dose does not exceed a 100 mg morphine equivalent dose, a Schedule 8 permit is not required for non-drug dependent people.
The update applies to one (or more) of the following opioid analgesic formulations:

  • Oxycodone oral or suppository
  • Morphine oral
  • Hydromorphone oral
  • Tapentadol oral
  • Buprenorphine patch
  • Fentanyl patch
This has also been updated on the Medicines and Poisons Regulation website.
RACGP Plus July offer
Protect your business by owning your premises. Find out how you can save with BOQ Specialists as an RACGP Plus member.
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