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AMSS APY Exchange Program increases medical students’ interest in Aboriginal Health

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New GPEx research has found that working in remote Aboriginal communities enhanced medical students’ attitudes and future career intentions towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, rural and remote health, and general practice. For several years, GPEx supported the Adelaide Medical Students’ Society (AMSS) Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Exchange Program. This program involved medical students working […]

The one thing you can do to work out if GP is the career for you

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The significance of attracting junior doctors into General Practice continues to grow in importance. Despite this, research shows that there are several myths surrounding what a career in general practice looks like and some confusion about how to get there. Under the Strengthening the Pipeline Strategy, GPEx has initiated several projects aimed at increasing the […]

5 Reasons why GP is the best medical specialty

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1. It’s challenging! Don’t let anyone tell you that general practice is easy or not challenging – in fact, it’s quite the opposite! One of the reasons that GP is such a complex and challenging specialty is because you’re not just treating one part of the human body – you’re treating the whole person. Seeing […]

What should be in an Early Safety Assessment? Lessons from the experts and the RTO experience

In 2021, GPEx, in partnership with Flinders University, GP Synergy, General Practice Training Tasmania and General Practice Training Queensland, conducted research into Early Safety Assessments (ESAs) to understand the level of supervision required for early registrars (GPT1). This research project was supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with funding from the Australian […]

Self-collected HPV swabs for cervical cancer screening – why might people prefer this screening method?

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Cervical cancer is preventable! It is saddening to think that in 2021 people are still dying from cervical cancer.

Self-collected HPV samples – are they reliable?

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So you may be aware that HPV self-collection is now an option for underscreened patients through the National Cervical Screening Program

Meet Dr Natasha Nottingham

Meet Dr Natasha Nottingham

I chose the General Pathway with the RACGP, because it provided me with flexibility and convenience. I was able to work close to home, and even ride my bike to work when I first started. I am also able to see a broad range of patients, which challenges me on a daily basis. The holistic […]

Attention GPs and Nurse Cervical Screening Providers! Test your knowledge about HPV self-collection with these 5 questions

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Australia’s NCSP has proven to be a successful program in reducing illness and deaths from cervical cancer.

Three things GPs and nurses can do to increase bowel cancer screening participation rates in their practice

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Bowel cancer screening helps detect bowel cancer or pre-cancerous polyps early, so how can we encourage our patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)?

GPs… can you answer these 5 questions about breast cancer screening?

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Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australian women (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer diagnosed in this group.

How can GPs and cancer screening nurses overcome cancer screening barriers

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National cancer screening programs are available in Australia for breast, bowel and cervical cancer. Despite these being free of charge to all Australians, the uptake of these programs is variable.

GPs – The Quick Guide on How to Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Health

How to Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Health

Working as a GP can be draining and exhausting, yet very rewarding, work.

Skin Protection

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Working as a GP can be draining and exhausting, yet very rewarding, work.

Work injuries and coaching patients to their best health outcomes

Getting back to work as soon as possible after an injury might feel like a difficult and even dangerous task both for doctor and patient, but research tells us it’s ‘good for us to work’.

Getting back to work as soon as possible after an injury might feel like a difficult and even dangerous task both for doctor and patient, but research tells us it’s ‘good for us to work’.

B Gone Hep B: How primary care can make a difference

B Gone Hep B- How primary care can make a difference

With World Hepatitis Day this week, we thought it would be timely to hear from Assoc Prof Jill Benson AM, GPEx Medical Educator about how important primary care is in the fight to eliminate Hepatitis B.