MyMedicare is a new voluntary scheme that allows patients to register with their usual GP. How will it work? And how might it benefit patients? Here’s what we know so far.
Catch-up vaccinations are free. These hints and tips will help you get started.
Doctors don’t always tell you they’re unsure what’s behind common symptoms, such as a stomach ache. And that can have serious effects.
Canada is sidelining qualified doctors while many Canadians struggle to find health care. Here’s what we can and must do better for internationally trained physicians.
How can the UK hold on to its GPs? Here are some solutions.
GPs’ advice on weight loss for people with obesity is often ‘superficial’, but things have improved in recent years.
If you do get COVID and you’re eligible for antiviral treatment, you’ll want to get them quickly. That’s why being prepared is a good idea.
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.
Generally speaking, fault can only be proven when the doctor has acted outside of the professional standard of care.
Wound care might be costly, but it’s cost-effective, saving health dollars in the long run. The issue is, who pays?
The language used to describe medications is confusing, with multiple names for the same drug. A change to prescribing rules from today should go a long way to addressing this issue.
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.
Current guidance is not leading to cost-effective practice.
It’s the housing sector that could do most for winter health.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we’re not fully across what is happening.
A study that shows GPs are prescribing about five million too many antibiotic scripts a year means we have to take a radical new approach to reducing use of these drugs.
Living with a chronic disease is hard work. Today the federal government announced its intention to “revolutionise” the way chronic diseases and complex conditions are cared for.
Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence will today hear how the health system can better respond to partner abuse, with the help of trained professionals and broader, government support.
New guidelines launched by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners aim to help doctors educate women about the variety of genital appearance and stop them having unnecessary surgery.
Australia spent $16 billion on GP-related health care in 2012-13. Given that our public health system means each of us is paying for health care through our taxes, what should we expect from doctors?