The RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC) is responsible for matters of clinical significance to the RACGP and general practice. A key role of the REC–QC is development of evidence-based resources to help GPs and practices provide patients with high-quality care.
In 2017–18, resources developed have included:
- the third edition of Putting prevention into practice: Guidelines for the implementation of prevention in the general practice setting (Green Book)
- Genomics in general practice – a new resource with key information to help GPs manage common genetic conditions and issues of testing in primary care
- Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice: Opioids
- ‘Too much medicine’ – a position statement addressing excessive and unnecessary use of tests, medicines and procedures
- an education program on family abuse and violence.
The REC–QC continues to provide the RACGP with advice and direction on a wide range of matters of clinical significance, including responding to government and stakeholder consultations, and the ongoing leadership and management of the RACGP’s representative and endorsement programs.
The coming year will be a transition period as REC–QC welcomes a new Chair and new committee members, and sees the departure of a number of longstanding members. I would like to acknowledge the truly enormous contribution from outgoing REC-QC members Mark Harris, John Litt, Caroline Johnson, Danielle Mazza and Paul Glasziou. Between them, there is close to a century of service to high-quality care in general practice.