Week That Was

Published on June 19, 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
  • RACGP 
  • ACRRM 
  • Medicare 

and Check-ins with 

  • OET
  • AMC



Coronavirus at a glance – 

Changes to DPA – 

As at July 1st, DPA locations will be changing. Make sure you check whether your practice or the location you are in is changing. This information will only be available on the 1st of July. 



PEP applications – 

Applications for the January 2021 intake of RACGP’s practice experience program opens on the 29th of June. 

Apply here: https://www.racgp.org.au/racgp-pep-apply-now



FACRRM assessment enrolments – 

Enrolments for the semester 2 ACRRM assessments close on the 24th of June.

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



Indexation – 

The MBS indexation factor for 1 July 2020 will change to 1.5 per cent. Indexation was applied to most of the general medical services items, all diagnostic imaging services, except nuclear medicine imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and two pathology items (74990 and 74991).

Indexation is when Medicare Benefits Schedule fees are raised each year in accordance with the Government’s Wage Price Index. 

Read more here: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-200701




Some OET’s are progressing as planned, whilst others have been cancelled. For a full list of affected examination dates, check here: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/coronavirus-update/

At the moment, AHPRA hasn’t confirmed whether OET Online will be accepted, so keep an ear out. 


The AMC MCQ Examinations will recommence in June 2020 on a staged basis and where possible. At this stage a recommencement date cannot be confirmed but will be advised as soon as it becomes available. 

AMC Clinical-

AMC Clinical examinations are still postponed until further notice and the AMC National Test Centre is still closed. 


All RACGP PESCIs are still postponed.



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