continuing professional development (CPD)

Continued Professional Development

Veterans’ MATES is an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) learning activity for participating pharmacists and general practitioners. Activity requirements are detailed below.

For General Practitioners
Download RACGP QI & CPD Points

RACGP QI & CPD Points

GPs who receive and complete any two Veterans’ MATES topics and complete the activity steps are eligible for 40 Category 1 points.

Download ACRRM Professional Development Program

ACRRM Professional Development Program

GPs registered in the ACRRM Professional Development Program that complete any Veterans’ MATES topic and complete the essential requirements of a clinical audit, are eligible for 16 Extended Skills points.

For Pharmacists
Download Veterans' MATES Pharmacy CPD

Veterans' MATES Pharmacy CPD

Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits are available to pharmacists participating in the Veterans’ MATES program.

Download Pharmacist Response Form

Pharmacist Response Form

Chronic pain

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Understanding chronic pain (Sep 2017)
Most people think of pain as a result of an injury or a disease, but pain can occur with or without either. Pain usually resolves before tissues have fully healed, but for some people pain persists even after tissues have healed - it’s called chronic or persistent pain.
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Veterans’ MATES Report 2004 - 2010

This report provides an overview of the Veterans’ MATES program between June 2004 and May 2010. It demonstrates the program’s many achievements, and the impact of its initiatives in keeping veterans healthy.

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