Skin Cancer Checks | Dermatology Workshop by Australasian College of Dermatologists
Did you know that 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85?.. Well, roll up your sleeves and join me as we go to the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ GP Practical Dermoscopy Course.
4 Months online learning
8 Hour face to face workshop
2 hour exam
Learn all about skin examinations, getting patient history, skin lesions, using a dermoscope and suturing techniques for various skin cancer types.
I love Brisbane, and I love dermoscopy, the course is great for someone like me who has to work full-time, so e-learning is the way to go, and I am so pleased to be able to now be accredited to diagnose and manage skin cancer.
CEMP Workshops | Where you learn how to #SAVEALIFE
As a newly transferred GP from the UK, you need to complete a mandatory CEMP (clinical emergency management program) course. Join me as I drive up to Brisbane’s QUT for an 8 hour workshop on BLS (basic life support) and ALS (advanced life support).
- You get a CPR Now kit which includes your own annie! - In case you don’t know an annie is a training dummy to test your CPR skills on.
- In the UK this training is a mandatory yearly 2 hour course.
- Australia is beautiful.
- New fellows get a discount for the course (as of date of publication).
- The library at QUT is open 9-5pm on a Saturday.
MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) Intermediate workshops have been designed to build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. This workshop includes CPR practice and assessment, which meets the 2017–2019 triennium basic CPR course requirement. It also meets the basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) training requirements for general practice registrars and RACGP Fellowship. These workshops are facilitated by a national team of highly trained intensive care paramedics. The course is developed by GPs in collaboration with qualified paramedic professionals who have many years experience teaching emergency medicine.
As a new Australian GP from the UK, the month of July officially means its end of the financial year, and time to get your accounting socks on to file your quarterly GST Business activity statement, and end of year filings.
In this post I’d like to share with you my method of book/record keeping.
First I have a cloud synchronized shared folder, you can set one up using Google Drive or Dropbox.
Every business related expense I have (including the ones I’m not sure about), I take photographs of and place in a Expenses Todo folder.
Every invoice I get from my practice, I store in another Income Todo folder.
I tried using apps such as Office Lens and Google Lens to take perfect scans of my receipts, but in the end I found that just taking a snap at a good enough angle is easiest to do.
If you’re using a cloud based service such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive, their apps can automatically sync photographs taken on your phone to your shared folder. Every now and then (usually once a month) I audit my photographs and move any expenses receipt into the Expenses Todo folder.
Every couple of months or on request, I log all my invoices and receipts onto a Spreadsheet. I find that Google Docs is easiest to use as my spreadsheets can be accessed from anywhere and can be exported to formats which are compatible with other apps.
Once my book keeping is done, I run all my expenses past my accountant who validates any expenses I am unsure about.
My spreadsheet is broken into multiple pages, and I use a seperate spreadsheet for each return. Eg. 2015-2016.xls
The first page of my spreadsheet consists of the income breakdown, how much I charged, how much my practice charged me, and the GSTs of these.
The second page of my spreadsheet consists of $AUD expenses made during the period. Noting, the total expense, how much of that expense was GST, how much it was stamp duty, and which category does the expense belong to. This helps myself and my accountant figure out how much of the expense is to be claimed.
For example, my car related expenses are worked out using the car log book method, which means only the work related usage % of the car calculated, can be used from the full expense.
For the car log book, I used the official myATO app’s personal deductions section to log my work related journeys (note: excluding any trips to my regular place of work) for a period of 12 weeks. This way I was able at the end of the period to determine my work related percentage use of the car, and use this for car related expense calculations.
If you’d like a copy of the Book Keeping Template I just described, please drop in your email address below.