GP education

We offer a number of education and training opportunities for general practitioners (GPs) and their practice staff.

GP education modules are categorised under two broad areas:

Our modules are designed to be delivered on-site at your practice for your convenience.

Each module is half an hour in length.

To learn more about our GP education, including how to register, please contact us on (08) 8238 5757 or email providers@rtwsa.com.

Return to Work scheme literacy

Understanding the Scheme

  • the health benefits of work
  • the role of the mobile claims manager
  • the importance of the work capacity certificate
  • Scheme supports for patients:
    • income and medical support
    • return to work services
    • whole person impairment (WPI).

Working in the Scheme

  • the role of the GP within the Scheme
  • identifying key considerations while certifying capacity
  • understanding the supports available for the GP.

Work injury management

The following modules include strategies and discussion points that are applicable to all patients, not just work injured. All modules include considerations for certifying capacity.

Managing chronic pain

To educate and help GPs to clearly identify best practice management strategies within the GP context, specifically:

  • discussing clinical pathway
  • patient self-management
  • the containment approach.

Managing acute lower back pain

To educate and help GPs to clearly identify best practice management strategies within the GP context, specifically:

  • use of diagnostic triage
  • role of imaging
  • screening for risk of non-recovery
  • key messages to patients to optimise recovery.

Role of allied health in patient management

To educate and help GPs to clearly identify:

  • when to refer to allied health
  • 5 key signs that indicate a good allied health practitioner.

Pharmaceuticals in the management of pain

To educate and help GPs to clearly understand the:

  • role of opioids
  • considerations when prescribing
  • management options to reduce risk of dependence complications
  • alternatives in pain medication
  • role of the pharmacy
  • supports in the community.