RACGP support their members at all stages of their general practice journey – from medical student to doctor in training, to Fellowship and continuing professional development throughout their career, and in all the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work.
With almost nine in 10 Australians visiting a GP each year, the breadth of practice for a GP is unequalled among medical professionals. This is why the RACGP is a vocal advocate on many issues relating to the health of Australians.
Vision and mission
RACGP's purpose is to ensure a strong GP profession that keeps Australia healthy. Their goal is to improve Australia’s health outcomes, because every person in Australia regardless of their postcode or their vulnerabilities, can – and does – regularly see a GP.
How your GP can help
Your GP can help with a huge array of health issues. These include everything from the routine to the complex and throughout your life.
Your GP wants you to get the most out of your visit to their practice so you leave with all your questions answered. Use the tips below to make your visit a success:
- make a list of all the things you want to ask your GP about so you don’t forget anything
- be open and honest - everything you tell your GP is kept confidential
- don’t be afraid to ask embarrassing questions, your GP is trained to answer them
- if you’ve done some of your own research on the internet before seeing your GP and you’re worried about what it says, print it off and show your GP
- if you have lots of items you wish to discuss with your GP in one visit, book a longer appointment so neither of you feel rushed
- if your GP isn’t familiar with your medical history, ensure you let them know about any prior illnesses or family history that may be relevant to your visit
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