THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on December 17, 2018

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: 

  • RACGP 
  • The University of Melbourne  
  • Department of Human Services 
  • ACRRM 

 

RACGP 

Practice Experience Program  

The Department of Health have confirmed RACGP’s PEP Program will become an accredited 3GA Program as of the 1st of January 2019. While on this program, PEP participants will be able to access higher A1 Medicare Rebates and meet their 19AA restriction.   

 

For more information about PEP see RACGP’s website –https://www.racgp.org.au/education/imgs/fellowship-pathways/practice-experience-program  

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE – PURSUIT

Safe Sex for Over 60’s 

RACGP are encouraging practitioners to talk to their patients over the age of 60 about safe sex. Although getting pregnant is slim to none, the risk of STD’s is still ripe. 

 

For more information on this topic, see the follow link –https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-is-no-one-talking-about-safe-sex-for-the-over-60s  

 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES 

New E Learning Education Module for The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)  

There’s a new Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education module available to help vaccination providers understand how to access and use AIR site and record vaccination episodes. 

 

The Department of Human Services has released 5 modules that cover the following: 

  • Registering and requesting access to the AIR site 
  • Accessing the AIR site for the first time 
  • Submitting information to the AIR 
  • Recording overseas immunisations 
  • Recording immunisation medical exemptions 

 

This module can be found online via the following link – http://medicareaust.com/PROGRAMS/AIRP01/index.html  

 

ACRRM 

Mental Health Online Course 2019 

Places are available for ACRRM’s first Mental Health Disorders training for rural practitioners’ course in February 2019.  

 

To book your place, see the ACRRM website: https://www.acrrm.org.au/search/find-news/article-details?ID=r%2frFlyiJuEJBabO0tQxuaA%3d%3d  

 

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