THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

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: 

  • AGPT 
  • Medicare  
  • RACGP  
  • Australian Medical Association  

 

AGPT 

2020 Program Expression of Interest Applications  

AGPT have opened applications for expression of interest to join the 2020 program enrolment. To register your expression of interest, got to the AGPT website – https://www.racgp.org.au/education/students/starting-the-gp-journey/australian-general-practice-training-program/agpt?utm_source=Link&utm_campaign=agpt  

 

MEDICARE  

PBS Education Guides – 

Updated Education Guides for PBS have been released by Medicare, the updated guides include the following: 

  • Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy 
  • Continued Dispensing Initiative – PBS Requirements 
  • Participating Public Hospitals – Writing PBS and RPBS Prescriptions  

 

The guides can be accessed via – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/weve-updated-our-pbs-education-guides .  

 

Alternatively, for more information you can visit The Department of Human Services page  – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/weve-updated-our-pbs-education-guides  

 

Patient’s Receiving Medicare Benefits – 

Medicare is urging GPs to remind patients that they can provide their Bank Details online using their Medicare online account, or with the Express Plus Medicare mobile app to prevent delays in receiving Medicare Benefits.  

 

Further details can be found via The Department of Human Services website – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/help-your-patients-get-their-benefits-from-medicare  

 

 

RACGP  

AKT & KFP Exams Being Held in February – 

Later this week RRACP’s first round of KFP & AKT Fellowship exams will be held. 

  • KFP – Exam on the 1st of Feb 2019, with results available 27th of March 2019 
  • AKT – Exam on the 2nd of Feb 2019, with results available the 20th of March 2019 

 

To check when the second round of exams are being held, see the RACGP website – https://www.racgp.org.au/education/registrars/fracgp-exams/exam-enrolment-instructions/fees-and-exam-dates  

 

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  

2019 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship Applications – 

Applications close for 2019 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarships will close as of the 31st of January 2019. Successful applicants will receive $10,000.00 each year for the duration of their course. Further information (including application forms) can be found via the AMA website – https://ama.com.au/media/applications-close-soon-ama-indigenous-medical-scholarship . 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

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