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
  • RVTS
  • RACGP
  • Medicare
  • Medical Board of Australia

and Check-ins with

  • OET
  • AMC

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-

Total Coronavirus Cases – 

There have been a total of 24,236 cases in Australia. Of that 17,846 have recovered and 463 have died. There have been 246 new cases in the last 24 hours, with 5,130 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

RVTS-

RVTS Applications –

Applications for RVTS open on the 31st of August. If you would like to read some more about this training program click here

RACGP-

AGPT Applications –

Applications for the second round of AGPT open on the 31st of August, so make sure that you are prepared and have all the necessary paperwork organised. You can express your interest here. 

MEDICARE-

Additional 10 MBS Mental Health Sessions –

From 7 August 2020 until 31 March 2021, 36 temporary MBS items were introduced with an additional 10 individual psychological therapy sessions available to eligible people under the existing Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative. Click here to find out more.

MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA-

Podcast: A look into medical training in Australia –

The latest episode of the Taking care podcast takes a look into medical training in Australia.

Doctors in training are among the first people to care for us in hospital. The latest episode of the Taking care podcast takes us into their world for a look at our medical training system and culture.

As this year’s Medical Training Survey kicks off, the discussion is a timely look at junior doctors and the training system.

Listen here!

CHECK INS-

OET– 

Some OET’s are progressing as planned, whilst others have been cancelled. For a full list of affected examination dates, check here: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/coronavirus-update/

At the moment, AHPRA hasn’t confirmed whether OET Online will be accepted, so keep an ear out. 

AMC MCQ- 

The AMC MCQ Examinations have commenced on a staged basis and where possible. 

AMC Clinical-

AMC Clinical examinations are still postponed until further notice and the AMC National Test Centre is still closed. While the AMC is currently planning for the re-opening of the National Test Centre, the AMC is also currently developing solutions to deliver the clinical examination content through alternate delivery methods rather than the traditional clinical examination format. It is expected the next stage of communications will occur toward the end of September 2020 regarding an implementation approach, further detail, and intended recommencement dates. Where possible, information will also be provided earlier.

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