Education and professional development

We offer a number of education and training opportunities for treating medical practitioners and their practice staff.

Online Courses

ReturnToWorkGP

ReturnToWorkGP is a free online course designed to provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to help guide and progress your patients' recovery and return to work.

Developed by ReturnToWorkSA in partnership with GPEx, the course teaches:

  • the health benefits of work
  • how GPs can help their patients return to work
  • how to navigate the Return to Work scheme.

The course is accredited for 4 RACGP QI&CPD points, and takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete. It can be completed in stages.

ReturnToWorkGP - GPEx

Opioids and Your Patient

Opioids and Your Patient is a free online course designed to provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to help maximise patient benefits and minimise the potential harms associated with opioids. Supported by ReturnToWorkSA and developed by ReachForTheFacts in collaboration with industry experts, the course includes:

  • opioids and the dangers of use
  • when and how to prescribe
  • monitoring and review
  • de-prescribing prescription opioids.

Accredited for RACGP QI & CPD points.

Opioids and Your Patient - GPEx

Upcoming Events

February 2023

Working in a Multi-Disciplinary team for optimal outcomes
8 February, 6.00pm-7.00pm

ReturnToWorkSA and GPEx invite GPs and primary health care teams to attend a webinar providing education and training on Working in a Multi-Disciplinary team for optimal outcomes.By the end of this training session, participants will:

  • Understand the agents and their roles working at ReturnToWorkSA
  • Understand the role of Return to Work Service Providers
  • Coordinate a case conference and identify why they are used
  • Develop confidence to liaise with medical specialists, claims managers, allied health providers, employers, advocates and legal representatives
  • Identify support tools and resources available for medical practitioners and their patients, and their application.

Please note: This session will be held online.

Click here to register.

Musculoskeletal: Knee, Shoulder Back – Adelaide
11 February, 9.00pm-3.30pm

ReturnToWorkSA and GPEx invite GPs and primary health care teams to attend a full day workshop providing education and training regarding musculoskeletal workplace injuries, particularly those of the knee, shoulder and back, so that they can better guide and support their patients’ recovery and return to work after these types of injuries. This session will be facilitated by: Dr Sommit Dan, Dr Luke Mooney, Dr YH Yau and  Cassandra Zaina.

Please note: This session will be held face-to-face.

Click here to register.

Medico-Legal in Work Injury Insurance – Adelaide
21 February, 5.30 pm-9.00pm

More information to come.

Please note: This session will be held face-to-face.

Click here to register.

Education at your clinic

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

These sessions are designed to be delivered on-site at your practice for your convenience. Each module is half an hour in length. Please note, these sessions are not accredited with RACGP QI&CPD points.

Topics available include:

  • working with work injured patients
  • managing persistent pain
  • managing acute lower back injury and pain
  • the role of allied health in patient education.

Want to more information?

To learn more about our education offerings, including to arrange a session, please contact us on (08) 8238 5757, email providers@rtwsa.com or Download the Medical Practitioners Support Program 2022-23.