Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Gaps in practice

January-February Vol 40 (1) 1-80


General practice

Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt

Indigenous health

R Paul Johanson, Peter Hill


Andrew Knight, Tony Lembke

Why haven’t I changed that?

Patrick D Byrnes

Peer review

Angela Rutherford

Up front

Gaps, holes and change

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor



Andrew Bonney, Elizabeth Farmer, Russell Pearson

Management of severe asthma in children

Adriana Yock Corrales, Manuel Soto-Martinez, Mike Starr

Recalcitrant nongenital warts

Lawrence Leung

Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

Tania Winzenberg, Graeme Jones

Mallet finger

Daniel Anderson


Screening for physical inactivity in general practice

Tania Winzenberg, Kelly A Shaw


Procedural skills in general practice vocational training

Simon Morgan, Kim M Henderson, Parker J Magin, Stephen Sylvester, Kevin Sweeney

Teaching procedural skills in general practice

Susan M Wearne

Sickness certification

Sara Bird

Communities of practice

Parker J Magin, Moyez Jiwa, Wendy Chan She Ping-Delfos, Jackie Ross, Tim Shaw

Patient information

Bone density testing

Rachel Lee

Research Viewpoint

Making a difference

Meredith Temple-Smith, Malcolm Clark, Marie Pirotta

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Deepa Daniel


Are they safe in there? - Patient safety and trainees in the practice

Dr Pat Byrnes is an experienced GP, supervisor and educator. His focus article in the January–February 2012 issue of AFP considers issues of patient safety when trainees are seeing the patient. The article provides both background theory and practical ideas about how to detect ‘unconscious incompetence’. The podcast interview particularly focuses on the practical aspects of methods to assist to ascertain what is happening behind the consulting room door.

Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice

Dr Kerry Hancock is an Adelaide GP and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her article, in the research section of the January-February 2012 AFP, titled ‘Microbiological contamination of spirometers – an exploratory study in general practice’ reports on research they have done locally testing spirometers. The results provide directions for future research, and she provides some useful advice for all practices with spirometers

Teaching medical students - Tips from the frontline

Dr James Best is an experienced GP teacher, who was awarded RACGP supervisor of the year in 2010, who provides an insight into why he teachings and tips for preparing to teach and implementing in the diverse general practice day.


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