NAIDOC Week 2021

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Heal Country! calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
The RACGP encourages practices to identify – and record – the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status and cultural background of all patients. This can be an important indicator of clinical risk factors and assist practitioners to provide the relevant care.
Is your practice complying with Indicator: 

The standard indigenous status question on your New Patient Form should be: ‘Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin?’ and the choices of responses are:

  • No
  • Yes, Aboriginal.
  • Yes, Torres Strait Islander.
  • Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.