THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.  

 

From this week onwards, we will be putting together blogs that highlight changes and updates you may need to be aware of.  

 

This week’s summary includes updates from: 

  • AGPT 
  • AHPRA  
  • AMC  
  • Medicare / DoH 
  • RACGP 

 

AGPT 

Applications for round three of the AGPT 2019 intake are now closed.  

 

To find out more about the selection process, see the following link – http://www.agpt.com.au/Junior-doctors/Australian-General-Practice-Training–AGPT–program/New-Applicants  

 

AHPRA 

Updated Guidelines for Sexual Boundaries In The Doctor-Patient Relationship – 

As of the 1st of December, new guidelines for Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship take effect. A reminder that the updated guidelines apply to all registered medical practitioners in Australia and define the standards of ethical and professional conduct expected of doctors by the Board, their peers and the community. 

 

For more information on the new guidelines, visit the AHPRA website – https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/News/Newsletters/November-2018.aspx  

 

Christmas Closure for AHPRA Offices 2018  

Over the holiday season, AHPRA offices in each state and territory will be closed on all standard public holidays – 26th & 27th December and the 1st of January 2019. However, AHPRA confirm there may still be skeleton staff available depending on office locations.  

 

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL 

Christmas Closure for Assessment Services 2018 – 

A reminder that AMC Assessment Services such as Verification Services, MCQ Examinations and Clinical Examinations will be closed as of 12pm Monday 24th of December 2018 until Monday 7th of January 2019. 

 

Clinical Examination Dates –
Examination dates are released monthly. The March 2019 examination dates will be released for scheduling at 10.00am AEDT on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. Applications for these examinations can only be made through your candidate portal. 

AMC – https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/clinical-exam/clinical-events . 

 

MEDICARE / DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 

The department of health (including Medicare) will be closed across Australia between the 25st of December 2018 and the 27th of December 2018, as well as the 1st of January 2019. However, Medicare confirm there may still be skeleton staff available depending on locations. 

 

RACGP 

Offices across Australia will be closed from the 21st of December 2018 until Monday the 7th of January 2019. 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

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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.