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

The facts 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)? Australia has one of the highest incidences of bowel cancer in the world. 1 in 13 people are diagnosed each year with bowel cancer, making […]

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

The Facts Question: Is BreastScreen still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic? Answer: BreastScreen has implemented several measures to ensure they are COVIDSafe. However, capacity within the BreastScreen program currently differs between states. Therefore, it is important that patients contact their local service by phoning 13 20 50 to make enquiries about appointment availability. Question: Do women receive […]

How can GPs and cancer screening nurses overcome cancer screening barriers

Cancer screening saves lives 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. We discuss some of the common barriers to people participating in cancer screening below, and how primary healthcare providers can overcome […]

Applying for GP training as a temporary visa holder

Are you a visa holder and wondering if you’re eligible for GP training with GPEx?If you are a foreign graduate of an Accredited Medical School (FGAMS), hold a 457, 482, 485, 491, 494, or 820 visa, and meet certain requirements, then you may be eligible to apply to the AGPT Program and train with GPEx. […]

Meet Dr Frank Maldari

Practicing at Christies Beach Medical Centre since the late 1980s, I spent my first 10 years refining my skills and the past 20 years developing GPs of the future. Training registrars has saved our practice. We have a very large patient population and if it wasn’t for our registrars, we’d have no way toservice them […]

Updated Advice for the Care ofPregnant Women

Dear Obstetric Shared Care GPs, Welcome back to another GP Obstetric Shared Care update. Autumn is drawing to a close, and we think that we can all feel the cold chill of winter descending upon us! But don’t worry GP Partners and the GP Obstetric Shared Care Program has got you covered. It’s time to […]

Meet Dr Michael MacPherson

Born in a small Canadian city, Dr Michael Macpherson spent many days on his extended family’s rural farms growing up, and also experienced remote living as an adult when he worked in rural Canada. Michael had always planned to study medicine, but put his dreams of becoming a doctor on hold for a number of […]

GPEx Registrar’s Research into COVID-19 and Telehealth

The use of telehealth services increased significantly during COVID-19, but there was very little data available regarding patients’ perspectives towards this service. GPEx registrar, Dr Thomas Mathew, set about to change that. Dr Mathew undertook research in his own time into the use of telehealth and Australian General Practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order […]

Inspiring Mums

There are many ways that our Mums inspire us each and every day, but for Dr Kate Wheldrake, her mum also inspired her to pursue a career in general practice. “I have had many inspirations, but one of the most important is my mother, who worked for 20+ years as a General Practitioner, and who […]

Meet Dr Tessa Moody

It was during a placement in her 5th year of medical school in Clare, Port Pirie, and Port Augusta, that Dr Tessa Moody (FRACGP) was able to see the impact that a great GP can have on an individual and a community. A placement at the Pregnancy Advisory Centre in her 6th year followed, where […]