Our team aims to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry. 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • Australian Government Department of Health 
  • The Medical Republic 



How can GP’s Best Prepare for Bushfires in an “Era of Disasters”?  –

With an unprecedented hike in bushfires almost nationally, the RACGP has provided recommendations as to what local GP’s can do to assist their communities and an Emergency Response Planning Tool to help plan evacuations and support systems ahead of any disasters.

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RACGP Rural 2019 Award Winners  –

The RACGP Rural Registrar of the Year is Dr Jerry Abraham Alex who said: ‘We still have a fair way to go in achieving parity with our metropolitan counterparts for health outcomes, but I’m certain we will get there, one step at a time, slowly but steadily’.

The RACGP Medical Student Bursary Award went to Michael Au and his thesis “Rural generalism training: The future of general practice”. Au believes that ‘the field of rural generalism is expanding and is becoming ever more attractive, [and that] rural medicine offers the ability to make a valuable contribution to oftentimes disadvantaged communities’.

The RACGP Community Project Award went to Dr Sophia Gordon and her project: “Does access to diabetes educators in a remote WA Aboriginal Medical Service have an improvement on type 2 diabetes control?”.

Read More:  https://snip.ly/rhqtx8 


Looking to the Future of General Practice –

The RACGP’s Future Leaders Program offers GP’s the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and give doctors the confidence to enact change within their communities. Applications are now open for next years’ intake and will close 6 December.

Read More: https://snip.ly/97poy5 



Visas for GP Program –

Employers who are sponsoring a visa for an International Medical Graduate (IMG) must apply for a Health Workforce Certificate. This program is in place to combat rising numbers of GPs in metropolitan areas by encouraging IMGs to work in communities that have a scarcity of medical professionals. 

Read More: https://snip.ly/10zmb1 



Breaking Down Barriers on Medical Cannabis –

The use of Cannabis in a medical setting has been a widely contentious issue for years, spreading in popularity across the globe. America, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and many other countries have all decriminalised Marijuana for medical use. However, the same questions still remain- Does it really help? Is it a gateway drug? What can GPs do to support the legalisation or continued criminalisation of this drug? And ultimately what is Marijuana’s role in Australia’s medical community’s future? 

Read More: http://snip.ly/yfa55m 

Learn about prescribing Medical Marijuana: https://snip.ly/nzx9g9 



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