The CPD-accredited program is specifically tailored for GPs in different communities and settings, and comprises face-to-face education, online learning modules, and a small group online education and mentoring series aimed at rural and remote GPs.
In response to an identified gap in the AOD education regarding practical ways GPs can support patients who are presenting in their practice – usually with other comorbidities that may be exacerbated by alcohol and other drug use – the RACGP aims to help GPs:
- converse with patients about alcohol and other drug use
- work collaboratively with colleagues to develop a whole-of-practice approach on management of pain and prescribing drugs of dependence
- implement best practice approaches to safely and effectively support patients who consume AOD to minimise harm and improve health and wellbeing.
Training spaces are limited, and eligibility criteria applies. To take part in the AOD GP Education Program, GPs can complete an online application form.