Medical receptionists have taken on new roles during the pandemic, which no-one planned for. We must not forget them and the stressful work they do.
Australians over 50 can get their AstraZeneca vaccine from a GP clinic from today. Here’s what you need to know when you book yourself in.
We’ll need mass vaccination hubs and expanded GP vaccination clinics to deliver jabs to millions of Australians.
We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.
From today, around 1,000 clinics around the country can begin vaccinating eligible Australians.
Electrocardiograms are a common tool used by GPs to spot heart problems, and every medical student is trained to interpret one. Yet the government plans to remove Medicare funding for GPs to do this.
From the benefits of telehealth to the importance of integrating public and private systems, the COVID-19 pandemic offers several valuable lessons for Australia’s health system.
Reports suggest people have been visiting their GPs for a certificate clearing them of COVID-19, at the request of their employer or school. But doctors can’t conclusively clear a person of the virus.
Starting this week, all Australians with a Medicare card are eligible for telehealth consultations, where you talk to your GP by video or phone. But there’s still some things you’ll need to go in for.
The convenience of digital consultations can be compelling. But these services aren’t without risk – especially when people don’t interact directly with a health-care professional.
Antibiotics aren’t a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.
Every child develops at a different pace so it can be difficult to know what’s normal.
Prominent GP and former MP Kerryn Phelps has weighed into the doctor-pharmacist turf war, saying pharmacists shouldn’t prescribe because of their financial interests. But the evidence says otherwise.
One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it’s difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
New modelling shows skipping the need for a doctors’ prescription and going straight to a pharmacist for the pill could save the health system A$96 million a year and improve women’s health outcomes.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
The threshold for diagnosing common conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and gestational diabetes have all lowered in recent years. But for whose benefit?
GP at Hand is winning plaudits, but what are the long-term costs of this video consultation service?
Farmers experience drought-related stress. Improving their mental health enhances adaptive capacity and resilience. Drought support must address relationships between drought and mental health.