THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on February 4, 2019

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: 

  • AHPRA 
  • My Health Record  
  • RVTS 
  • Medicare 
  • Primary Health Network 

 

AHPRA 

Medical Board of Australia Registration Data Now Available – 

Data for Registration between the 1st of October 2018 until the 31st of December 2019 is now available. This data includes information on the number of Medical Practitioners in each state. For more information on this, visit – https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/News/Statistics.aspx . 

 

National Training Survey – 

AHPRA’s National Training Survey is designed to gather feedback from doctors in training in Australia (and in time their supervisors) to: 

  • better understand the quality of medical training in Australia 
  • identify how best to improve medical training in Australia, and 
  • recognise and deal with potential issues in medical training that could impact on patient safety, including environment and culture, unacceptable behaviours and poor supervision. 

 

If you would like to contribute feedback or are interested in being part of the development of NTS, contact AHPRA via NTS@ahpra.gov.au. More information can be found at: https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/registration/national-training-survey.aspx    

 

 

MY HEALTH RECORD 

Register Your Practice for My Health Record – 

Healthcare providers who wish to connect to the My Health Record System need to register for this. Step by Step instructions for registration can be found here: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-healthcare-professionals/howtos/registration-overview  

 

 

RVTS 

Have You Thought About Becoming an RVTS Supervisor?  

RVTS are looking for Supervisors. RVTS appoint a supervisor for each enrolled Registrar. Typically, registrars work in solo practice in rural and remote locations and their supervisors are in contact via telephone, email and skype if they are located offsite.  

 

If becoming an RVTS Supervisor is something you are interested in, here’s the eligibility: 

  • Hold Specialist AHPRA Registration 
  • Be an RACGP or ACRRM Fellow 
  • Have Experience Practicing as a Rural and Remote GP 
  • Have Past or Present Mentorship/ Supervision Experience. 

 

More information on the process of becoming an RVTS supervisor can be found via the RVTS website – https://rvts.org.au/about/supervisors   

 

MEDICARE 

Recognition as FRACGP GP With Medicare  

If you have successfully completed your Fellowship in 2018, don’t forget you’ll still need to apply to Medicare for FRACGP Recognition. The HW075.1507 form can be found online -https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/forms/hw075  

 

 

PRIMARY HEALTH NETWORK  

Connecting to Country & Community Workshop – 

PHN is offering a Cultural Awareness workshop on the 18th of February 2019 in Goonellabah QLD. To RSVP for this event, visit – https://ncphn.org.au/archives/events/connecting-to-country-and-community-workshop-xhp-x1  

 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

Our team would like to help, contact us directly on admin@peoplemedical.com.au. 

 

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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.