THIS WEEK’S UPDATES:
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:
- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
AHPRA Launches Podcast About Vexatious Notifications –
AHPRA has released an important podcast discussing the important issue of vexatious notification. Episode One: Vexatious Notifications takes an in-depth look into an issue of deep concern for many general health practitioners who fear that the wrong motives could provoke a patient or colleague to report them inappropriately.
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Accreditation Agreements Published For The First Time –
AHPRA, together with the National Boards and Accreditation Authorities, have published the current accreditation council agreements and the terms of reference for each accreditation committee. These accreditation agreements commenced on July 1 2019 and are current for a five-year period.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Office of Rural Health to Support Doctors in Bush –
The Palaszczuk Government has set up a dedicated Office of Rural Health which will provide a point of central coordination for long term workforce planning and training for rural GP’s, ensure ameliorated access, patient quality and safety, and improve health outcome reporting. Health Minister, Steve Miles promised that “this [department] will deliver better healthcare especially for regional Quuenslanders and across the borders of health services”.
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Preventative Medicine Vs. Overdiagnosis: What Are Your Thoughts –
December 5-7 is the date of a conference that will explore the concept of ‘too much medicine’ and the increasingly worrying idea that overdiagnosis is a major threat to human health. Opposingly, general practice is highly focused on preventative medicine and making sure illnesses never get the chance to manifest. This article emphasises the innate and unnecessary risk preventive medicine presents as well as its potential to divert resources away from those who are in actual need of care. What are your thoughts?
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Doctors Join Campaign To Save Medevac –
The RACGP has joined many voices in calling out against the Federal Government’s attempt to repeal Medevac legislation. Medevac allows doctors to make judgements about the level of care required by offshore asylum seekers and whether they require transfer into Australia for medical attention. If repealed, this legislation, which was passed in February against the Government’s wishes, asylum seekers will no longer have access to a proper level of healthcare as determined by medical professionals.
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Independent Pathways to Fellowship –
The ACRRM Independent Pathways to Fellowship Program is an AMC accredited training and education program. This program, created by rural practitioners, is a 3GA approved program providing access to 100% A1 Medicare rebates throughout the progression towards Fellowship. Successful completion of the program will result in the award of a Fellowship of the College (FACRRM).
Recent Commonwealth legislation changes to Medicare billing for non-vocationally registered medical practitioners requires GP’s to have achieved or be on training to receive fellowship by 30 June 2023.
Applications for the April 2020 intake of this program close on Monday 23 December 2019.
Apply Here: https://snip.ly/mf82wm
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