Published Articles

Concern over calls to shift asthma care from 'GP-centric' model

New discussion paper suggests involving community pharmacists in the development of patients' action plans.
06 March 2019

Explainer: Will new mandatory reporting rules reassure GPs?

AusDoc speaks with Avant's Georgie Haysom on the legislation currently being considered in Queensland.
17 December 2018

HPOS: use it or lose it, GPs told

The warning is in response to last year's apparent data hack.
13 December 2018

Here's why shared care isn't working for GPs

COMMENT: Somewhere along the way, we stopped talking to each other.
03 December 2018

Analysis: Could the MBS review deliver Hunt's golden election ticket?

Why would Greg Hunt deliver anything big for general practice when he's got the MBS Taskforce?
12 October 2018

Medical board chair steps down: exclusive interview with Dr Jo Flynn

The Melbourne GP will be remembered for her many significant contributions to medicine.
27 September 2018

Doctors call for more nurses in aged-care homes

GP says the level of clinical rigour has diminished due to lack of skilled staff.
18 September 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

Doctor-shoppers: Govt to send GPs the names of suspect patients

GPs will be given a monthly list of suspected doctor-shoppers turning up at their practice under a Federal Government plan to reduce opioid misuse
19 July 2018

My Health Record opt-out: 'I don't think it's gone well'

The My Health Record website crashed on Monday after patients flocked to the site to opt out of having a record automatically created for them come November.
17 July 2018