General Practice Updates

In a constantly changing environment, we summarise the most important updates for General Practitioners.

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • The Department of Health
  • ACRRM
  • AHPRA
  • RACGP

and Check-ins with:

  • AMC

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-

Total Coronavirus Cases – 

There have been a total of 28,838 cases in Australia. Of that 27,422 have recovered and 909 have died. There have been 9 new cases in the last 24 hours, with 52 current active cases. 

Find more: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

ACRRM-

ACRRM Independent Pathway Applications – 

Applications for the ACRRM Independent Pathway are now open and will close on Monday the 22nd of March.

Apply here: https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/independent-pathway

RACGP-

ImiA21 Conference – 

The program for the IMiA21 Conference and registration for GPs is now available online. This conference will run on the 26th of February until the 28th of February on a virtual platform and will have a focus on responding to a patient’s unique situation and experience with addiction. 

You can have a look at the conference program and register here: https://imia21.com.au/program.php#program 

AHPRA-

2020 Medical Training Survey –

The Medical Training Survey results for 202 have been released. 

The results demonstrated that most trainees are happy with the quality of training they are receiving and that whilst COVID-19 did impact training, it wasn’t all bad. However, issues with bullying, harassment and discrimination with doctors in training were identified. 

The results of the survey can be viewed here: https://www.medicaltrainingsurvey.gov.au/News/Article/2020-medical-training-survey-results-are-now-available 

Vacancy on the Queensland Board for the Medical Board of Australia – 

There is currently a vacancy for one practitioner member on the Queensland Board. Applications close on the 12th of February at 5pm. 

If you are interested you can apply here: https://statutoryappointments.ahpra.gov.au/nb/en/job/494453/queensland-board-of-the-medical-board-of-australia-health-practitioner 

CHECK INS-

AMC Clinical-

AMC is intending to recommence clinical examinations from March 2021 with 2 pilot examinations.

Candidates who were scheduled in the postponed examinations between March and June 2020 will receive priority scheduling based on the date and chronological order of their originally scheduled examination. To be eligible, candidates must not have withdrawn their position and must still be residing in Australia. The AMC will contact the candidates directly to organise their new examination date. 

If candidates are unable to attend the offered examination date, these candidates will continue to receive priority for upcoming examinations as they are made available and until a suitable date can be found. 

3GA PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES:

  • AGPT applications are currently closed.
  • RVTS applications are currently closed. 
  • PEP applications are now closed.
  • ACRRM Independent Pathway intake applications are now open and will close on March 22nd.

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