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Australian Medical Industry Updates | June 03rd


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·      05 COVID-19 cases have locally acquired in the last 24 hours – Australian Department of Health

According to the Australian Department of Health, as of 2nd of June 2021, there have been a total of 30,130 COVID-19 cases in all of Australia with an estimation of 118 active cases. In the last 24 hours, 87,280 tests have been taken and 21 infected patients are currently hospitalised. Five patients have been locally acquired in the last 24 hours. However, there were 03 overseas acquired patients in the last 24 hours.

For more information on daily reported cases, deaths, and tests conducted, please see theCoronavirus update of the Department of Health.

 

·      Fellow GPs of RACGP or ACRRM must hold specialist registration with the Medical Board to access Medicare rebates. – Medical Board of Australia

If you are a Medical Practitioner with RACGP or ACRRM fellowship, but not specialist registration, this update should affect you. To access Medicare rebates, from 16 June 2021, general practitioners with a fellowship qualification from RACGP or ACRRM must hold specialist registration with the Medical Board to access Medicare rebates.

The April update of the Medical Board of Australia states that GP access to Medicare rebates will be linked to specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia after Commonwealth Government changes to the Health Insurance Act 1973.

From June 16th, Services Australia will use AHPRA’s Register of Medical Practitioners to determine GP access to Medicare rebates.

Are you an affected GP fellow?Apply nowfor specialist registration as a general practitioner with the Medical Board. You can check your registration type viaAHPRA’s public register.

 

·      Medical Board Vacancies for Medical Practitioners and Community Members – AHPRA

Two medial boards are calling out for applications from medical practitioners and community members to join the New South Wales and Northern Territory Medical Board.

New South Wales – 2 community members, 4 practitioner positions including the Chair.

Northern Territory – 1 practitioner member

Applications close Friday 25 June 2021. For more information about the available, eligibility requirements and the application process, visit https://statutoryappointments.ahpra.gov.au/nb/en/listing/ .

 

·      Access to Telehealth Rebates Extended – RACGP

The RACGP successfully urged the government to extend patient access to rebates for telehealth services until 31 December 2021. The RACGP called for additional investment into telehealth, ensuring that it makes healthcare safe and convenient for GPs and patients. Find out more about how RACGP extended patient access to telehealth rebates via the RACGP website.

 

·      PEP Applications are now closed – RACGP

Practice Experience Program (PEP) applications for the 2021.4 intake are now closed. For more details on the PEP program,read our recent blog on PEPorvisit the RACGP website.

 

·      AGPT applications are now closed – RACGP

Applications for the 2022 AGPT final intake open at 10.00 am (AEST) on Monday 30 August 2021 and close at 11.59 pm (AEST) on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

To stay in touch with any news and developments around the RACGP’s delivery of the AGPT Program, fill out RACGP’s Expression of Interest Form.

 

·      ACRRM Independent pathway applications are now closed – ACRRM

Applications for the ACRRM Independent Pathway for 2022 intake was closed on Tuesday 20th April 2021.

Applications for entry to the final intake of the AGPT program in 2022 open at 10 am AEST* Monday 9 August 2021 and closes at 11.59 pm AEST* Monday 03 August 2021.

For more details, seehttps://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/agpt.

 

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