The Week That Was

Published on March 27, 2020

General Practice Updates

In a constantly changing environment, we summarise the most important updates for General Practitioners. 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • AGPT
  • AHPRA
  • RACGP
  • MEDICARE

 

AGPT

Applications for AGPT now open – 

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a supervised training program for doctors seeking to work in Australian General Practice. Applications close May 11. 

Apply Here: https://snip.ly/20hkxh 

 

AHPRA

How to contact AHPRA as we move to work remotely – 

AHPRA is preparing to move some of its staff to work remotely. During this process, the best way to contact them is through their make an enquiry page. 

For any applications that have already been lodged, you can talk to your Case Officer who will advise you as to your next step. 

AHPRA also asks that, in the interest of public health, you do not enter any of their offices if you are unwell or have arrived from overseas since Sunday 15 March 2020.

Read More: https://snip.ly/89zxo1 

 

RACGP

More flexible rural generalist training – 

RACGP has updated their requirements for becoming an AGPT Registrar. GPs wanting to become an AGPT Registrar can now opt into this at any point in their training journey, they can also opt out at any stage with no disruption to their AGPT training. 

Read More: https://snip.ly/eejtpt 

 

MEDICARE

Telehealth to be expanded for all patients –

As of the 30th of March, the criteria for those eligible for bulk billed telehealth services will be expanded.

As it was, the eligibility criteria for bulk billed telehealth services only included actual and suspected cases of COVID-19, those over the age of 70 (50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders), pregnant people and those with vulnerable immune systems.

Medicare has expanded the criteria to allow all GPs, specialists, and mental health and allied health professionals to also provide bulk billed telehealth services to those self isolating. 

Medical professionals will also be able to provide bulk billed telehealth services to all of their patients if they themselves have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if they have been required to self- isolate in accordance with the home isolation guide issued by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

Find the Home Isolation Guide Here

Find the Item Numbers Here 

Read Our Full Blog About It Here

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