Published Articles

Meet the winner of Aus Doc's GP practice hero competition

A thankful GP recalls the time when her practice nurse made a decisive clinical judgement that saved a patient from a likely painful death
08 August 2018

Guidelines put some heart failure patients in 'no man's land'

New Australian guidelines advising a lower threshold for diagnosing heart failure with reduced ejection fraction plonk patients in no-man’s-land as far as treatment is concerned, a specialist says
07 August 2018

GPs demand review of My Health Record privacy protection

Doctors are demanding that patients' clinical information held by the My Health Record system are given the same legal protection as those records held by doctors
26 July 2018

Government agencies can access your patients' My Health Record without a warrant

The legal thresholds for police and government agencies to access patients' clinical information on My Health Record are “significantly lower” than those protecting patient records held by doctors, according to advice from the Parliamentary Library
25 July 2018

Medical Must-See: This patient took her pack of pills - literally

The 72-year-old had her bowel torn in four places
25 July 2018

GP appointed as Dutton’s new Chief Medical Officer

Dr Parbodh Gogna, a rural generalist doctor from Queensland, has been named as the new CMO and Surgeon-General with the Department of Home Affairs
24 July 2018

Ridiculous: GPs angry at 'ethical dilemma' policy in new practice standards

Practice owners say they will have to spend thousands of dollars developing “ridiculous” written policies on ethical dilemmas and specialist fees in order to meet the RACGP’s new practice standards
23 July 2018

Greg Hunt snaps over health department's 'offensive' social media campaign

An investigation has been launched into why the Department of Health paid hundreds of Instagram models more than $600,000 in a public health campaign to encourage young women to exercise
23 July 2018

Women with STEMI receiving second-class care

Women experiencing ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are half as likely as men to receive life-saving interventions and twice as likely to be dead six months later, Australian research shows
23 July 2018