GP Update | Online: Available all year

The GP Update is a one-day course run by GPs for GPs, focusing on several clinical areas and the latest guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of common conditions and disease states presented in general practice. The program collates the latest issues, literature, research and best-practice guidelines, interprets these for real life general practice, and helps you keep up to date with all current topics pertinent to primary care. The program follows a lecture-style approach with plenty of interaction from the audience, humour and visual cues to help get the messages across and keep you listening (and learning!) throughout the day.

New program from the UK: Completed by over 10,000 medical professionals each year. The GP Update is the only program of its type to be completely free from pharmaceutical company sponsorship. Participants can be reassured that there will be no biasing of the information presented and no pharmacy representatives will be present on the day.

The program is targeted to medical professionals working in general practice who do not have time to read all medical journals and attend various general practice education events but would like to keep up with current issues, implement new ideas into their practice, and continue to provide safe and effective patient care through training. Participants include general practitioners, general practice supervisors, general practice medical educators, overseas trained doctors, general practice registrars, medical students on placement in general practice, and general practice nurses and nurse practitioners.

Participants will be presented with the most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment in general practice and receive access to the most contemporary, evidence-based literature and research in general practice. Topics covered in the program include:

Women’s health toolkit

  • Antenatal screening
  • LARC
  • COCP 
  • Perinatal mood disorders
  • PID

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  • Pre-diabetes 
  • Managing diabetes during Ramadan
  • Absolute CVS risk
  • Salt and BP
  • Heart failure
  • How to read an echo

Worry and wellness

  • B12-incl caution with PPIs
  • Food, mood and exercise
  • Osteoporosis and exercises for BMD and walking sticks
  • Vaccination update
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • IBS

Afternoon clinic

  • Hot topic: PreP for HIV (linked to audit activity)
  • DV / child sexual abuse / "#MeToo"
  • Rheumatic fever ATSI
  • BPH
  • FAST = Stroke
  • Allergy and anaphylaxis
  • Looking after colleagues (how to be a patient)
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (HANDI)
  • Premature ejaculation

Delegates will receive a 250 page GP Update Handbook covering the results of the most important research over the last five years – an extremely useful reference which deals with more subjects more extensively than is possible in the one-day program. The Handbook represents a valuable resource document for current needs, self-study and future reference. Being mindful of time-poor GPs, the book is structured in such a way that you can easily see the important points without having to read the whole text.

RACGP: 12 Category 2 QI&CPD points OR 40 Category 1 points*
ACRRM: 6 PRPD points OR 30 PRPD points*

*If optional clinical audit completed.

An Early Bird rate is available. GP Registrars benefit from a special rate.

Please contact one of our friendly Education Advisors on 1300 856 695 to tailor a pathway that is right for you.

"This was an excellent education program - a great summary of clinically relevant topics with up to date information and a very useful GP Update handbook, important in day to day general practice." - Dr K. Ng, WA

Register via External Site

01 Jan

Tue, 01 Jan 2019, at 12:00 AM
Repeat thick
Online Event


40 Category 1 Points


30 PRPD points

About HealthCert

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