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GPs Must Update Registration to Continue Receiving Medicare Benefits

​The Commonwealth Department of Health introduced legislation that changes how GPs access Medicare benefits earlier this year. As a result, GPs previously registered as specialists need to update...

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GPs Receive Quarter of the Requested Dosage as Vaccine Roll-out Ramps Up

As GPs begin to vaccinate patients all over the country, some complaints have arisen of insufficient dose supplies. GPs have been receiving 50 doses per week instead of the requested 200 per day....

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RACGP backs GP-led role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) welcomes government confirmation that GPs will be at the forefront of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.At a press conference with M...

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What keeps IMGs in rural areas after their 10-year moratorium?

​Some overseas-trained GPs move to major cities after their mandatory rural work, but others stay on and put down roots. What makes people stay?For international medical graduates (IMGs) settling i...

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Government restricts telehealth MBS access to a patient’s regular GP

The RACGP has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision, which comes after months of strong college advocacy. Patients will now only be able to access telehealth services under the Medicare Ben...

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Mass testing and ‘ring fences’: Victoria’s stage three COVID-19 response

As a community transmission-fuelled outbreak threatens to get out of control and suburbs are locked down, newsGP explores containment efforts and general practice’s role in stopping the spread. ...

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Rapport and gratitude: How telehealth won over this sceptical GP

Telehealth means losing the strengths of a face-to-face consultation – or does it? Before the pandemic, Dr Gillian Singleton was a telehealth sceptic. How, she wondered, could seeing someone ...

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RACGP to replace OSCE with new clinical exam from 2021

The new exam will better reflect contemporary assessment principles for GPs working towards Fellowship. A transitional assessment is already in development for November’s exam period, before an ...

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RACGP secures $500 m to help general practice fight coronavirus

In the most far-reaching change for general practice in a generation, telehealth will be broadened to include all Australians and new incentives introduced to keep GPs and patients safe during the ...

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Updated MBS fee summary: What GPs need to know

The RACGP’s comprehensive listing of rebates for general practice services subsidised under Medicare, including recent key changes, is now available. The RACGP’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)...

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