Week That Was

Published on June 12, 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:

  • Department of Health
  • AHPRA 
  • RACGP
  • ACRRM
  • AMA

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-

Coronavirus at a glance – 

AHPRA-

Certified and notarised documents – 

During this pandemic, uncertified copies of original documents can be initially submitted as part of an application but the application won’t be approved until the certified copies are submitted at a later date. 

Read it here: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/COVID-19/COVID-19-queries.aspx#registration

 

RACGP-

Exam updates – 

Enrolments for the 2020.2 KFP and AKT opened on the 11th of May 2020 and will close on the 10th of August 2020. 

Read more: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/registrars/fracgp-exams/exam-enrolment-instructions/enrol-now

 

ACRRM-

Assessment enrolments – 

Enrolments for the Semester 2 exams close on the 26 of June. 

Apply here: https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/discover-fellowship/assessment/assessment-dates-enrolments

 

ACRRM Independent Pathway – 

Written submissions for the ACRRM Independent Pathway are due on the 22nd of June. 

 

AMA-

Mental Health Counselling for Doctors – 

Doctors and medical students around Australia now have access to free, confidential telehealth mental health services through the new Drs4Drs Support Service, which has been established by Doctors’ Health Services Limited (D rHS). 

Access it here: https://www.drs4drs.com.au/

 

Changes to National Immunisation Schedule – 

From 1 July 2020, several changes to the National Immunisation Program will come into effect.

These changes include:

  • Introduction of meningococcal B vaccination and changes to meningococcal ACWY vaccination.
  • Hepatitis A vaccination schedule points for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in NT, QLD, SA and WA will change in consideration of the introduction of the meningococcal B vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal vaccination schedule will change to reflect the current best clinical evidence in preventing pneumococcal disease in adults and in people with conditions that increase their risk of disease.

Read more here: https://ama.com.au/gp-network-news/changes-national-immunisation-program-coming-soon

 

Catch Ups

RVTS Applications open til July 5: https://rvts.org.au/

Applications for PEP open 29th June

RACGP PESCI still halted

AMC MCQ Exams going ahead, AMC Clinical exams still on hold indefinitely.

CAAKT held online, between 25-27 of June

 

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