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MBS changes for removing skin lesions

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MBS changes for removing skin lesions

In the latest amendments to the MBS, starting from 1 November, there were some significant changes to the skin excision item numbers that will affect all GPs who perform these procedures.

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How to deal with requests for deceased patients’ records

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How to deal with requests for deceased patients’ records

How should you respond to requests for access to a patient’s medical records after they have died?

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The importance of precision excision in BCC

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The importance of precision excision in BCC

A GP fails to refer to a specialist following an alleged incomplete excision of a BCC.

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Here's a reminder why GPs are so special

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Here's a reminder why GPs are so special

GPs are not just doctors who aren’t bright enough to be specialists — they should take great pride in their vocation.

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A medicolegal case reveals what's often behind GP errors

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A medicolegal case reveals what's often behind GP errors

GP errors often relate to cursory assessment or going beyond a reasonable scope of practice.

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MBS changes for removing skin lesions

MBS changes for removing skin lesions

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In the latest amendments to the MBS, starting from 1 November, there were some significant changes to the skin excision item numbers that will affect all GPs who perform these procedures.

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Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

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It is never easy to give patients bad news but some simple guidelines can aid the process.

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Medicine for the soul

Medicine for the soul

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Many Australian doctors find that combining a medical career with performing music creates an ideal balance.

On good terms

On good terms

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General practices that employ registrars will benefit from being aware of workplace legislation governing contracts.

A missed MI

A missed MI

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In this Complaints column, we discuss the case of a GP who was reprimanded after failing to detect a heart attack in a patient with diabetes.

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