RACGP Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) GP Education
September 07, 2020
The RACGP AOD GP Education Program is a Commonwealth government funded program that aims to strengthen the capacity of GPs to address alcohol and other drug use in their communities. The Program includes diverse modes of delivery including face-to-face virtual environments, online learning modules and small group online webinars and mentoring series. Members can select and apply for the mode of training that best suits them.
The Program has been structured around Essential Skills, Treatment Skills and Advanced Skills Training and is underpinned by AOD Connect: Project ECHO, a community of practice where GPs can discuss AOD cases and seek support from their peers and AOD experts.
Treatment Skills and Advanced Skills Training attracts an incentive payment for eligible RACGP members. For more information on Program eligibility, incentive payments and to register for the Program, please visit the RACGP AOD GP Education Program Website.
Advanced Skills Mentoring Program ( EOI closes 31 October 2020)
The RACGP AOD GP Education Program is seeking expressions of interest from AHPRA registered medical professionals with AOD expertise who would like to assist with delivery of the Program. Mentors receive a one-off reimbursement payment of $1,500 to provide 6-8 hours of mentor support to a local GP around alcohol and drug use in their community. To learn more about how to become an Advanced Skills Training Mentor or take part in an upcoming Advanced Skills webinar series please visit the RACGP AOD GP Education Program Website. Express your interest in one or more of the opportunities listed by completing this short online form, or email AOD@racgp.org.au
AOD Connect: Project ECHO
AOD Connect: Project ECHO is a weekly AOD case-based discussion forum held every Thursday evening at 7.30 pm AEST. Discuss patient cases and seek support and advice from your peers and AOD experts. AOD Connect is freely available to all RACGP members. No incentive payment applies.
For more information and to register visit RACGP AOD GP Education Program Website.
Essential Skills Training is now available as an online learning module for RACGP members on the RACGP Learning Management System, gplearning. Essential Skills Training is free for all RACGP members and provides GPs with an overview of core AOD skills. For more information visit RACGP AOD GP Education Program Website.