As healthcare professionals ourselves, we know that today's healthcare businesses
are under more pressure than ever. We understand how tough it is to deal with
multiple suppliers, to negotiate the best deal and then to place and manage orders
across a variety of different channels. And we know that the more time you spend
on routine tasks, like sourcing supplies, the less time you have to focus on what
matters to you most – quality patient care and successful patient outcomes.
The Australian Government Department of Health would like to remind everyone about the registration grace period that allows First Nations people who are not correctly registered for the Closing the Gap (CTG) PBS Co-payment Program continued access to a reduced co-payment for PBS medicines covered under the program.
Rural and remote practitioners can now access ACRRM-approved CPD training in identifying and responding to patients who have experienced sexual violence. The program is designed and delivered by forensic medical experts. The three six-hour units are available at no cost.
In Australia, it is estimated that approximately 1.7 million people over the age of 18 have indicators of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with fewer than 10% of people aware they have the condition. Additionally, one in three Australian adults have risk factors for CKD.
The New South Wales (NSW) Parliamentary Inquiry Report issued last week documented the repeated testimonies of individuals and families let down by lack of access to healthcare in rural and remote areas. The College welcomed the 22 findings and 44 recommendations to support positive solutions.
The Department of Health’s GP Pathology Requesting Project promotes the clinically relevant use of pathology and assists GPs to reduce the potential for unintended harm to patients from identification of incidental findings that may increase patient anxiety and lead to unnecessary treatment.
The Respectful Workplaces Committee (RWC) has been established in recognition of the important role that the College plays in supporting safe and respectful workplaces for its members whilst ensuring that our own internal structure and policies foster and uphold a workplace culture where diversity is celebrated...
ACRRM has recently undertaken a review of the Core Generalist Training (CGT) Procedural Skills Logbook based on feedback from registrars and stakeholders. The logbook has been updated and now aligns with current Rural Generalist procedures.
Two significant documents have been released by the Federal government over the past week - the Interim Report released by The Senate Inquiry into the Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural and regional Australians, and The Primary Health Care 10-year Plan. Read more...
You can refer asthma patients over three years old to Asthma Australia to keep them on track between appointments, online or directly within Best Practice, Medical Director or ZedMed. Asthma Australia can help your patients with asthma, by providing tailored evidence-based asthma education to suit their needs. Find out more...
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for winter for selected population groups (see attached summary and poster) who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who have received their primary vaccination and first booster dose.
The College is calling for expressions of interest from QLD Fellows to represent ACRRM on the QLD Rural and Remote Hospital Services Medical and Dental Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Committee.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is pleased to announce Dr Daniel Wilson has been appointed as a director on the ACRRM Board. Dr Wilson is an ACRRM Registrar with advanced skills in obstetrics, completing his Rural Generalist training in Maryborough, Victoria.