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Latest Issue: December 2016

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December

Multiple sclerosis - diagnosis, management and prognosis

Dr Benjamin K-T Tsang discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of MS

Duration: 20 minutes 23 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Motor neurone disease - caring for the patient in general practice

Dr Matthew Kiernan discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of motor neurone disease

Duration: 19 minutes 37 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Traumatic brain injury - longterm care of patients in general practice

Dr Lyndal Trevena discusses the role of the GP in the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury

Duration: 15 minutes 5 seconds
File size: 3MB

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November

Benzodiazepines - Their role in aggression and why GPs should prescribe with caution

Dr Katy Jones, former Senior Research Fellow at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre weighs the evidence for a link between benzodiazepines and aggression.

Duration: 15 minutes 50 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Aggressive behaviour - Prevention and management in the general practice environment

Associate Professor Moira Sim, head of the school of medical sciences, director of the systems and intervention research centre for health at Edith Cowan University, clinical associate professor at the university of western Australia and a practising GP talks about the prevention and management of aggressive behaviour in general practice.

Duration: 21 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Intimate partner violence - identification and response in general practice

Associate Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the Department of General Practice at the Univesity of Melbourne talks about intimate partner violence and the important role GPs have in detection and management.

Duration: 18 minutes 11 seconds
File size: 4MB

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October

Urinary stone disease: assessment and management

Mr Simon Bariol talks about the role of the GP in assessing and managing urinary stone disease

Duration: 15 minutes 42 seconds
File size: 4MB

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September

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Emeritus Professor Bruce Tonge and Dr Avril Brereton discuss autism spectrum disorders and the role of the general practitioner in detection and management.

Duration: 18 minutes 56 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Breastfeeding - Evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines

Dr Lisa Amir discusses breast feeding and medications. She discusses where to find evidence about medicines and breastfeeding, some general principles and also some common clinical scenarios

Duration: 12 minutes 21 seconds
File size: 3MB

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August

Problem drinking - detection, assessment and management in general practice

Dr Apo Demirkol talks about the role of the GP in detecting, assessing and managing problem drinking

Duration: 27 minutes 23 seconds
File size: 6MB

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Risky drinking among young Australians - causes, effects and implications for GPs

Amy Pennay talks about the importance of acknowledging the social, cultural and economic drivers of risky drinking in young people and outlines a comprehensive strategy for addressing risky drinking in youg people by general practitioners

Duration: 12 minutes 12 seconds
File size: 3MB

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July

Psoriasis

Dr Philip Clarke talks about the very common skin condition of psoriasis – considering issues in diagnosis and management with a focus on general practice

Duration: 15 minutes 9 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Hair and nails

Dr Paul Grinzi discusses common hair and nail problems that are seen in general practice and provides an approach to those

Duration: 23 minutes 11 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Nondiabetic retinal pathology – prevalence in diabetic retinopathy screening

Dr Nathan Neilson has been involved in some research looking at the prevalence of non diabetic retinal pathology when screening for diabetic retinopathy in general practice and discusses what this might mean for general practice.

Duration: 9 minutes 56 seconds
File size: 2MB

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June

Online resources and management tools for anxiety and depression

Julia Reynolds discusses the diverse range of online resources and management tools for anxiety and depression offered by Australian providers and the ways in which general practitioners can assist their patients to access these resources

Duration: 8 minutes 54 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Anxiety disorders

Professor Michael Kyrios discusses the diagnosis, assessment and management of anxiety disorders in the general practice setting.

Duration: 19 minutes 14 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Borderline personality disorder and substance use

Professor Dan Lubman discusses how the general practitioner can provide effective support for patients with co-occurring borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder, including approaches to assessment and treatment, the therapeutic relationship, referral pathways and managing risk and chronic suicidality

Duration: 21 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Mental health risk assessment - a guide for GPs

Dr Siva Bala discusses risk assessment of patients with possible mental disorders and provides suggestions regarding measures that may be undertaken to manage risk in psychiatric emergencies

Duration: 19 minutes 17 seconds
File size: 4MB

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May

Sex and perimenopause

Professor Sue Davis discusses issues around sex and the perimenopause. She provides a structure for considering the causes, information on assessment and a summary of some of the key elements in management

Duration: 16 minutes 13 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Depression in general practice – consultation duration and problem solving therapy

A/Prof David Pierce is a GP who has done some research showing that experienced GPs are able to integrate structured problem solving psychological therapies into their consultations with depressed patients after training without increasing the duration of the consultation

Duration: 10 minutes 17 seconds
File size: 2MB

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What works? Evidence for lifestyle and nonprescription therapies in menopause

Dr Emma Warnecke discusses what we know about the evidence for non prescription options for symptom management in the menopause. She also reminds us of the opportunities for identification and management of risk factors at this time

Duration: 10 minutes 55 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Menopausal transition – assessment in general practice

Dr Sue Reddish is a GP who discusses how she approaches the assessment of a women in menopausal transition

Duration: 13 minutes 44 seconds
File size: 3MB

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April

People with disabilities – a rewarding challenge in general practice

Dr Jane Tracy discusses in detail the health care of a person with Down Syndrome including the importance of considering preventive health issues, as well as conditions more prevalent in people with Down syndrome. Tips for communication and useful resources are also considered

Duration: 23 minutes 42 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Cerebral palsy in childhood

Professor Dinah Reddihough discusses cerebral palsy in childhood, including the range of conditions it can include and provides a structure for management. She also discusses what GPs should consider in an undifferentiated presentation of a child with cerebral palsy

Duration: 18 minutes
File size: 4MB

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Sex and intellectual disability – dealing with sexual health issues / Women with intellectual disabilities – a study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Dr Gillian Eastgate discusses two articles looking at the issues of intellectual disability and sexual health. The research article explores the understanding of sexual relationships, education and abuse amongst women with an intellectual disability. The focus article then considers the clinical issues in the area for GPs

Duration: 14 minutes 58 seconds
File size: 3MB

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January/February

General practice – workforce gaps now and in 2020

Dr Chris Harrison discusses research that considers gaps in the general practice workforce. It considers the impact of issues like the age and sex of the population and how much time they spend with the GP, changes in the population, where people live and where GPs work to provide some information about what might be the general practice workforce needs in 2020

Duration: 8 minutes 28 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Indigenous health – a role for private general practice

Dr Paul Johanson discusses the Majellan Model, which is where a private general practice has worked with the local indigenous community to improve access to general practice. He describes how it was developed and the positives for all participants, as well as some challenges

Duration: 13 minutes 16 seconds
File size: 3MB

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Why haven’t I changed that? Therapeutic inertia in general practice

Dr Pat Byrnes discusses the concept of therapeutic inertia, the reasons it occurs and provides practical examples of how it can be overcome in clinical general practice

Duration: 15 minutes 45 seconds
File size: 4MB

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Peer review – a safety and quality improvement initiative in a general practice

Dr Angela Rutherford, a Melbourne GP, discusses a peer review process for the GPs in a practice, including how it works and the benefits they have found

Duration: 20 minutes 36 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Appointments – getting it right

Dr Andrew Knight talks about appointment systems and how to get them right. He discusses measuring demand, understanding and measuring delay and then ways that practices have made changes to improve their appointment systems

Duration: 22 minutes 2 seconds
File size: 4MB

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