Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.
This week’s summary includes updates from:
- Primary Health Network
- The Medical Journal of Australia
OET English Language Test Results –
While the AHPRA English Language Skills Registration Standards have not changed, the OET results look slightly different. The results still include a letter grade scale (A – E), but as of September 2018 also confirm a numerical scale (0 – 500). A minimum score of B, or 350 (in each of the four components – Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) is required to meet AHPRA’s guidelines.
For more information on English Language requirements, see AHPRA’s website: https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx
Public Holiday Office Closures –
Some of AHPRA’s offices will be closed due to public holidays today (Monday the 11th of March):
- Tasmania office – Eight Hours Day
- Australian Capital Territory office – Canberra Day
- South Australia office – Adelaide Cup day, and
- Victoria and National offices – Labour Day.
These offices will reopen on Tuesday 12 March at 9am. To find out more about AHPRA office closures, see here: https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/News/2019-03-08-public-holidays.aspx
PRIMARY HEALTH NETWORK
Mobile-Friendly Interface for PHNs HealthPathways Platform –
PHN are rolling out a mobile-friendly interface allowing smartphone use for HealthPathways platform. So far, NSW PHN regions have confirmed they are adopting the mobile platform for users to access the system on different types of devices.
If this is something you would like to know more about, please visit the PHN website: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/PHN-Latest-news
THE MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA
New Clinical Guides –
MJA has released a number new and updated clinical guidelines in 2019. It is important to be across changes in your scope of Medical Practice, you can find the available (new and updated) clinical guidelines via the MJA website – https://www.mja.com.au/
REST Training in April 2019 –
ACRRM are holding a Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) course on the 27th and 28th of April in Adelaide, SA.
To register for this course, visit ACRRM: https://www.acrrm.org.au/search/find-college-event/details?ID=13891&utm_source=country_watch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=country_watch_20190307
MHR Mental Health Case Study –
The Australian digital health agencies My Health Record webinar will be held on the 14th of March and covers the following:
- Highlight clinical situations where access to information within My Health Record may enhance patient care
- Provide practical advice on security aspects and how to protect personal information
- Help you communicate with your patient/clients about how sensitive information is managed in the My Health Record
Bookings can be made via the Australian Digital Health Agency Website: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/313745
GP Telehealth Care for Flood Affected Communities –
Regional Queenslanders affected by the devastating floods last month, will be able to pick up the phone and talk to their GP about their health from Saturday 2 March 2019 under a new arrangement announced by the Australian Government. For further information on this service, visit RACGP – https://www.racgp.org.au/gp-news/media-releases/2019-media-releases/march-2019/flood-affected-communities-to-receive-telehealth-c
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