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In Practice: Smoking cessation guidance


Morgan Liotta


28/10/2021 1:33:56 PM

GPs can stay up to date on e-cigarette laws and treatment guidelines, and register for programs and events to help guide their practice.

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A new webinar for GPs discusses up-to-date lessons on smoking-cessation guidelines.

This week’s In Practice round-up includes information on upcoming educational activities, as well as opportunities for GPs to have their say on a number of healthcare topics.
 
Counselling smoking cessation in a changing world
Webinar: Wednesday 10 November, 7.00–8.00 pm (AEDT)
 
Dr Hester Wilson discusses up-to-date lessons on smoking-cessation guidelines, the changes in nicotine e-cigarette laws, and how these may affect practices.
 
Register online.
 
Mentoring Program 2022
The RACGP’s Mentoring Program is an exciting opportunity for GPs to build a relationship with a seasoned colleague. The program helps GPs to seek support, guidance and advice on tackling a career in general practice, with a focus on wellbeing, collegiality and career development.
 
The program provides mentors and mentees with matching, training and support services over 10 months and is available to all RACGP members.
 
Applications are open until 30 November 2021, with places limited.
 
Register online.
 
Supporting family mental health
Webinar: Monday 15 and Thursday 18 November, 7.00 pm (AEDT)

ParentalEQ is psychology-support platform offering on-demand services and personalised programs for parents and carers. The team behind ParentalEQ have expertise in digital health, technology and innovation.

This webinar provides GPs with a summary of the service and how they can implement it in their practice. 
 
Register online.
 
ParentalEQ is also seeking GPs’ views of the interaction between technology and family mental health in a four-question survey, of which a summary of findings will be shared.
 
GPs reminded to have their say on mental health and general practice
The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has invited a selection of GPs to complete a short 10-minute survey on mental health and general practice.
 
The survey has been extended until Sunday 31 October.
 
Feedback from GPs will help the GPMHSC understand the different attitudes towards and view on the uptake of mental health training, as well as the use of relevant MBS item numbers.
 
The information collected from the survey will also guide the GPMHSC’s advocacy efforts on policy development and reform for general practice and mental health care.
 
GPs are reminded to check their email for an invitation to complete the survey, or contact the GPMHSC on 03 8699 0554 or email gpmhsc@racgp.org.au for more information.
 
Risk assessment in a pandemic: Assessing survivors of family violence in general practice
Webinar: Tuesday 9 November, 7.00−8.30 pm (AEDT)
 
Presented by GP Dr Jennifer Neil, along with a domestic violence worker and a survivor, this webinar will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence presentations in general practice.
 
This webinar is eligible for three CPD points.
 
Register online.
 
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In Practice mental health smoking cessation webinars


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