AMA launches desktop toolkit for GP resources

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has developed a GP Desktop Practice Support Toolkit for members to provide easy access to over 300 commonly used administrative or diagnostic tools.

The toolkit, which is free to members, can be downloaded from the AMA's website. It will sit on the GP's desktop computer as a separate file and is not linked to vendor-specific practice management software, a spokesman for the AMA's member services division said.

New or updated documents or tools will be automatically linked through the toolkit, the spokesman said. It has been designed on the Google Doc platform to allow easy access to the tools, which include state and territory specific documents such as forms for WorkCover and S8 prescribing.

The toolkit is divided into five categories:

  • Online practice tools that are accessible or can be completed online
  • Checklists and questionnaires that are available in PDF format and can be printed
  • Commonly used forms that are available in PDF and can be printed
  • Relevant administrative and clinical guidelines, and
  • References and other resources.

The spokesman said members can download the toolkit by dragging it onto their desktop. “When you need a document, you just click on the link and the latest version will be there,” he said. “We'll be checking it once a week to make sure all the links work and the latest versions are uploaded.”

The AMA will add new links or tools as they are identified and members are welcome to suggest other tools to be added. Send suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Posted in Australian eHealth

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