Continuing professional development (CPD) for GPs

Our range of activities for GPs helps you to maintain best practice and earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points:

Learn while your practice earns

Most of our CPD activities also qualify for the Practice Incentive Program Quality Prescribing Incentive (PIP QPI), so your practice can receive an annual financial incentive through completing eligible activities.

Cost

All of our CPD activities for GPs are free.

Educational visit

Stay informed with the latest evidence about medicines and medical tests. Our facilitators synthesise this information into a focused 30-minute discussion with you one-on-one, or as a one-hour case-based discussion with up to ten health professionals. More...

­CPD points

  • Accredited by the RACGP for 2 (category 2) QI&CPD points
  • Accredited by the ACRRM for 1 core point

PIP QPI

Recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program.

Ankle and knee injuries: your imaging choices

Educational visit

General practitioners (GPs) can keep up to date with the latest imaging recommendations for common acute ankle and knee injuries seen in general pract... more

COPD medicines and inhalers: stepping through the optionsNEW

Educational visit

General practitioners (GPs) can keep up to date with the latest structured approach to help clarify where the newer options, including fixed-dose comb... more

Case studies

Our case studies present clinical scenarios with questions to help you reflect on your medical decision-making skills and improve patient care. More...

­CPD points

  • Accredited by the RACGP QI&CPD for 2 (category 2) points
  • Accredited by the ACRRM for 1 core point

­PIP QPI

Recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program.

COPD: navigating inhaled medicines managementNEW

Case study

How to manage a stepwise approach to COPD management: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses... more

Asthma: optimising asthma control in children

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on optimising asthma control in children... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor

Case study

This case study features a 55-year-old man who is worried about his risk of heart attack. Earn free CPD points by completing this online activity abo... more

Chronic pain: opioids and beyond

Case study

This Interactive Case Study challenges you to use a biopsychosocial approach to manage a patient with chronic pain. Free CPD activity for GP’s, pharma... more

Depression: tailoring initial treatment and re-examining the options

Case study

Depression treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Complete a free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for GPs, pharma... more

Diagnostic imaging in acute ankle and knee injuriesNEW

Case study

In this case study you will meet two patients – Brian, a 48-year old self-employed painter who has injured his knee when stepping down from a ladder, ... more

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on diagnosing causes of fatigue.... more

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes

Case study

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses... more

Preventing fractures: where to start with osteoporosis

Case study

This free CPD case study for GPs, pharmacists and nurses explores common secondary causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent fractures.... more

Otitis media: clarifying the role of antibiotics

Case study

Weigh up the need for antibiotics with two different cases of acute otitis media in this free CPD case study. Tailored versions for GPs, pharmacists a... more

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Case study

This case study features an active 68-year-old retiree who was recently discharged from hospital on a new medicine, omeprazole. How long will you plan... more

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

Case study

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs and nurses is a case study on antibiotics for urinary tract infectio... more

Courses

Our online learning courses for health professionals and health professional students, promote and support quality use of medicines. More...

Who can do online courses?

These courses are suitable for all health professionals and students.

Cost

All of our online courses are free.

CPD points

Many of our courses are accredited for continuing professional development. Please see course details for more information.

Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor

Course

This free online course on blood pressure management can assist GPs, pharmacists and nurses with assessing cardiovascular risk and treating high blood... more

Chronic abdominal pain in adults – when is imaging indicated?

Course

This interactive module clarifies when imaging is appropriate for chronic abdominal pain in adults.... more

Demystifying bioequivalence

Course

This module is designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professionals to feel confident ex... more

Fatigue: dealing with uncertainty - a diagnostic approach to fatigue

Course

This interactive module explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence i... more

Introduction to antimicrobial prescribingNEW

Course

This free online learning module deals with antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting... more

Managing hepatitis C in primary care

Course

This free online learning module on hepatitis C management in primary care is for general practitioners (GPs). Find the course and more CPD activitie... more

Medical tests

Course

Healthcare professionals are routinely presented with scenarios where clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are made based on medical test resu... more

National standard medication charts courseNEW

Course

This course will guide you through the principles of safe prescribing and demonstrate how to complete the National Standard Medication Charts correctl... more

Safety through Adverse Event Reporting

Course

This free course will guide you through the adverse event reporting process. Reporting adverse events is important to ensure that therapeutic products... more

Clinical e-Audits

Clinical e-Audits help you to review your prescribing practices for patients with certain conditions, and compare them with best practice guidelines. Our audits are quality improvement activities which use an audit-feedback-review cycle, and involve collecting and examining data on 10 of your patients. More...

­CPD points

  • Accredited by the RACGP QI&CPD for 40 (category 1) points as a Quality Improvement (QI) activity
  • Accredited by the ACRRM for 30 PRPD points

­PIP QPI

Recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program.

Asthma management: supporting patients to achieve good control

Clinical e-Audit

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for GPs is a clinical e-audit on asthma management.... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor

Clinical e-Audit

Reflect on your management of patients using blood pressure lowering medicines and review how your practice measures up to the recommendations of Aust... more

Chronic pain: opioids and beyond

Clinical e-Audit

Be guided through using a multimodal approach when supporting your patients to manage their chronic non-cancer pain. Review a systematic approach for ... more

Depression: Achieving remission, preventing relapse

Clinical e-Audit

Re-examine treatment options and improve outcomes by learning about emerging evidence for supportive approaches, psychological treatments and antidepr... more

Management of specific respiratory tract infections

Clinical e-Audit

Reflect on your management of 10 patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, acute sore throat/pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute otitis media, common c... more

Medicines in older people - review and rationalise

Clinical e-Audit

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for GPs is a clinical e-audit on reviewing medicines for older people.... more

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs): too much of a good thing?

Clinical e-Audit

This Clinical e-Audit is designed for GPs and helps identify which patients on long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy could benefit from a step... more

Type 2 diabetes: individualising management after metformin NEW

Clinical e-Audit

Individualise treatment options for type 2 diabetes patients using blood glucose-lowering medicines in line with the new Australian guidelines.... more

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