Published Articles

Is your patient a victim of an online love scam?

Elderly women are most at risk, but GPs can help by making sure patients get the right advice, says Dr Ian Taylor.
12 March 2019

GP-based diabetes care can save millions

GPs could save the health system $132 million a year by treating patients with type 2 diabetes under a primary care-based model, a Queensland program has shown.
06 May 2017

10 regions to trial the biggest shake-up in GP funding in 30 years

Ten regions picked to trial a radical shake-up of GP funding for managing chronic disease patients have been revealed.
25 August 2016

Low-intensity CBT helps two-thirds of patients

Beyondblue is calling for the national rollout of a mental health program it says resolves moderate anxiety and depression in two-thirds of people who use it.
11 March 2016

GP 'beacon' practice model mooted

A 'beacon’ practice scheme proposed for Primary Health Networks will see patients with chronic diseases referred to GP specialists rather than hospital outpatients.
11 March 2016

GP furious over PHN plan to outsource primary care

A leading rural GP fears he could face unfair competition from his local Primary Health Network, which is tendering out contracts to run local primary care services.
13 February 2016

Top 5 hospital visits that GPs can prevent

More than half a million hospitalisations could be avoided annually if patients saw their GP earlier, new research suggests.
15 December 2015

National diabetes strategy missing GP input

The government’s new national diabetes strategy will be little more than a lofty-sounding document unless GPs have a say in how it is implemented, the RACGP says.
14 November 2015

GP group 'deleted' from primary health network

Three state hospital services and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have removed a group representing some 250 GP from one of the largest primary healthcare networks in the country.
25 September 2015