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Below are links that may be useful for rural GPs. If there is a site you think should be included, please let us know.



Important sites for general practice management 

Doctor Connect (Site for doctors trained overseas and employers)

Health Workforce Queensland (Addressing the shortage of rural and remote GPs in Qld and promoting health service options for country Queenslanders
Medicare Australia (formerly HIC)  

     Incentive and allowance forms

     Medicare Forms

National Prescribing Service (including Therapeutic Advice and Information Service for health professional)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (Regulator for Australia's medicines, medical devices, blood, tissues and chemicals)

Primary Clinical Care Manual (QHealth :concise clinical care guidelines and Health Management Protocols in accordance with the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996, especially for endorsed Registered Nurses and authorised Indigenous Health Workers) 

Immunisation information (Immunisation Handbook, publications, factsheets, FAQ)

Health professionals (Information for health professionals on the Qld Department of Health website) 

Personal and Family Support for GPs

Qld Rural Medical Support Agency (Supports doctors, spouses, partners and families in rural and remote medical practice)
Doctor Connect (Site for doctors trained overseas and employers)
Australian Doctors Trained Overseas Association

Health Professional Support Organisations

Australian Association of Practice Managers (AAPM)

Australian Divisions of General Practice

Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association of Qld

Australian Practice Nurse Association (APNA)
General Practice Australia

Medicare Australia (formerly HIC)

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Rural Doctors Association of Queensland

Training & Professional Development

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Australian General Practice Education and Training

GPEA Online learning portal

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (A partnership between ACRRM and NextEd  providing intranet and extranet educational programs for rural health practitioners)

GP Resources, Research and EBM

Australian Association of Academic General Practice
Australian Centre for Evidence Based Clinical Practice
Clinical Evidence
Cochrane Library (Contains research on effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions)
DrsReference Site (Reference site for doctor-related information)
Healthinsite (Australian Government Health Portal, including patient info links)
OLGA (Online Guide to Accessing health relating information for health professionals and consumers)
PHCRIS Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

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