Robust demand for semaglutide has prompted the TGA to ask that GPs train care relating to off-label prescription of the treatment.
This week’s spherical up additionally contains data on the RACGP 2022 curriculum and syllabus, the newest knowledge on normal observe accreditation, a request for suggestions on the implementation of telehealth providers, and upcoming RACGP Rural member occasions in Bathurst.
Provide scarcity of diabetes treatment
There may be presently a powerful demand for semaglutide (offered as Ozempic) which has resulted in provide shortages at pharmacies.
GPs are reminded to train care and consideration relating to off-label prescribing of Ozempic whereas there are shortages, to make sure folks with sort 2 diabetes are prioritised for the treatment.
Additional data is on the market on the Therapeutic Items Administration web site.
Member suggestions on COVID-19 telehealth providers
The Australian Nationwide Audit Workplace is enterprise an audit to evaluate whether or not the Division of Well being has successfully managed the growth of telehealth providers throughout the COVID‐19 pandemic.
In response, the RACGP is looking for suggestions from members on telehealth providers on the whole observe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth was first launched in March 2020 and a variety of adjustments have been made to Medicare Advantages Schedule objects in response to the evolving pandemic state of affairs.
GPs and GPs in coaching can present their suggestions till 8 June. Details about the way to present suggestions is on the market on the RACGP web site.
Follow Homeowners Nationwide Convention
The Follow Homeowners Nationwide Convention kicks off this weekend the place the RACGP is worked up to welcome over 400 GPs and their observe managers to Hobart.
Registrations are nonetheless open. GPs based mostly in Hobart can register to attend in-person, or digital registration can also be nonetheless accessible.
This yr’s convention will embody two days full of schooling designed particularly for present observe homeowners, aspiring observe homeowners and observe administration and sustainability. View the total program.
New RACGP curriculum and syllabus
The faculty has launched its 2022 curriculum and syllabus, designed to assist the Australian Normal Follow Coaching (AGPT) Program, which shall be delivered nationally by the RACGP from 2023.
Written by GPs for GPs as a studying device to offer members with a sensible useful resource to make use of in any respect phases of their studying journey, the curriculum and syllabus captures the attitude of practitioners throughout Australia.
It’s an evidence-based instructing and studying information that features case research, studying methods and academic sources, developed collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.
The 2022 curriculum and syllabus come into impact from the start of 2023. GPs in coaching is not going to be impacted till that time.
The curriculum undertaking workforce could be contacted for any questions or suggestions.
New Medicare merchandise to assist entry to genetic testing
Within the latest 2022–23 Federal Finances, a plan to create a brand new Medicare merchandise to assist higher entry to genetic testing for cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and fragile X syndrome was introduced.
The RACGP is providing accredited coaching on SMA and different paediatric neuromuscular problems to assist upskill GPs in recognising warning indicators and when to consult with a specialist.
Additional data and entry to coaching is on the market on-line.
Normal observe accreditation
The RACGP’s Requirements Enterprise Unit just lately revealed an evaluation, Normal observe accreditation in Australia: Knowledge from 2010–21, based mostly on the Productiveness Fee’s Report on Authorities Providers (RoGS).
Findings relate to 3 teams of accreditation stakeholders: normal practices, GPs and accreditation businesses.
Within the interval reviewed:
- the proportion and variety of accredited normal practices in Australia elevated, with most practices now routinely taking part in accreditation
- variability within the proportion of accredited normal practices in every state and territory decreased
- the variety of full-time equal (FTE) GPs elevated, as did the variety of FTE GPs per 100,000 folks.
The RoGS gives data on the fairness, effectiveness and effectivity of presidency providers in Australia, together with main and group well being and normal observe accreditation.
Home and household violence coaching
As a part of the Readiness Program and delivered as an RACGP CPD accredited exercise, the Pathways to Security coaching program strengthens the capability of main care suppliers to successfully recognise, reply and refer home and household violence.
The coaching is delivered just about in two 1.5-hour periods, plus supporting actions, with all observe workers taking part. Utilizing a trauma-informed method, the coaching is introduced by native GP facilitators and household violence assist employees.
Extra data and registration is on the market on-line.
Rural member occasions in Bathurst
To assist rejoice 30 years of RACGP Rural, the college is coming collectively in places throughout Australia to share highlights and mark this important milestone.
Bathurst, in regional New South Wales, is internet hosting two upcoming occasions.
Friday 20 Might, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
RACGP Rural council member Dr Ross Wilson and school workers are internet hosting drinks and nibbles at Rydges Mount Panorama, Bathurst. Register on-line.
Saturday 21 Might, 7.30 am – 4.30 pm, Bathurst Base Hospital
RACGP Rural is partnering with the NSW Authorities’s Well being Training and Coaching Institute to deliver their Cellular Simulation Centre to Bathurst Hospital for a full-day workshop.
This accredited exercise will improve GPs’ rural emergency medication expertise as they rotate by means of hands-on simulated situations that replicate actual rural and distant challenges. There’s a robust emphasis on widespread rural emergency medication conditions and coordination with different healthcare professionals.
Individuals can even develop methods for self-care, stress administration and debriefing, with all situations written by skilled rural GPs from actual instances.
This workshop is open to GPs, GPs in coaching or RACGP resident/intern members. It attracts 40 CPD factors and is eligible for a one-day Rural Procedural Grant. Attendees might also be eligible for funding below the NSW Rural Medical doctors’ Community Well being Workforce Scholarship Program.
Value: Members $695 / non-members $995
Melancholy – is it household abuse or violence?
Thursday 2 June, 1.00 – 1.30 pm (AEST)
1 CPD level accessible
The RACGP’s ‘Psychological bites’ is a lunch-time webinar collection with bite-sized data introduced by RACGP Particular Pursuits Psychological Medication.
GPs are already conscious of psychological well being assessments, prognosis, and administration. However this collection is designed to offer a possibility to be taught extra about the way to do the work – the micro-skills of engagement, forming protected and efficient therapeutic alliances, and communication with sufferers.
Introduced by Dr Libby Hindmarsh, Chair of RACGP Particular Pursuits Abuse and Violence in Households, the fourth webinar on this collection will focus on sufferers presenting with signs of melancholy and the way household abuse or violence can typically be missed when that is handled.
Digital well being stay Q&A
In partnership with the Australian Digital Well being Company, the RACGP is operating a collection of 30-minute lunchtime webinars in Might as a part of the Digital well being stay Q&A collection.
GPs can learn to higher assist sufferers to entry digital well being instruments and focus on the way forward for digital well being.
Supporting sufferers to entry digital well being instruments – Tuesday 17 Might, 1.00 – 1.30 pm
The way forward for digital well being – Monday 23 Might, 1.00 – 1.30 pm
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