RACGP/Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL) Research Grant
Focusing on use and/or implementation of guidelines in general practice.
There are many guidelines providing best practice and evidence for managing different conditions for GPs. The aim of this grant is to support guidelines research that investigates use and implementation of guidelines in general practice.
Specifically, research topics will focus on:
- Guideline: content and format – presentation, useability, navigation, access and functionality of guidelines. How do GPs want information presented and implemented?
- Behavioural aspects of guideline use: how do people use guidelines, how often, what is looked up, when, why and how can this be improved.
- Consequence (outcome) – benefits of using a particular guidelines to improve health outcomes.
- Evidence-practice gaps: how well do Australian GPs follow a specific guideline, and if not, why not?
Up to two grants (one large and one smaller project) to a total value of up to $100,000 (excl. GST) will be offered for a period up to 18 months to fund a project(s) focusing on use and/or implementation of guidelines in general practice. The RACGP/Therapeutic Guidelines Research Grant is awarded by the RACGP/TGL Research Collaboration Panel on behalf of the RACGP's National Research Awards Committee.
To be eligible for the RACGP/TGL Research Grant, ideally the chief investigator will be a GP or GP registrar who is a member of the RACGP. At least one member of the research team must be a GP or GP registrar who is a member of the RACGP.
Expressions of interest close on 6 May 2013. Applications close on 19 July 2013, 5pm AEST.
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eTG complete goes mobile!
We are delighted to announce the launch of a mobile-optimised, online version of eTG complete for smart phones and tablet devices. This new browser-based feature is available to current online subscribers at no extra cost and requires no additional downloads. Simply open the browser on your phone or tablet and log in to your account on the TGL website (www.tg.org.au). Your device will be automatically recognised and you'll be ready to go!
- Your regular access to eTG complete on your computer will not be affected, however please log out first when switching between devices
- As with all internet use, the speed at which eTG complete and various pages and links download is dependent on your network provider for your phone/tablet.
We hope you enjoy this new development to provide the same Therapeutic Guidelines you know and trust, now with even more access options for your convenience.
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March 2013 eTG complete out now
The March 2013 release of eTG complete includes updates of selected Psychotropic topics, including despression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related psychoses, behavioural emergencies and delerium. A new appendix has been added, providing practical management strategies for common adverse effects.
See a summary of What's New, and Why, in eTG complete? - March 2013 [PDF]
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