Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Jon Emery

Email: jon.emery@uwa.edu.au
MBBCh, MA, MRCGP, FRACGP, DPhil, Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research, General Practice and Primary Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC

Audit and feedback by medical students to improve the preventive care practices of general practice supervisors

Medical students in their clinical placements represent the most junior members of the healthcare team. Previous studies have assessed patients’ perspectives on having medical students at...

There’s cancer in the family

Patients will sometimes raise the issue of cancer ‘running in their family’ or it may be identified by the general practitioner when enquiring about a patient’s family history.

Cancer survivorship – the role of the GP

In 2005, the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition.2 This report recognised the multitude of issues facing cancer...

Data linkage

Some of the earliest and most renowned general practice researchers, such as Charles Bridges-Webb, William Pickles and John Fry, began their research by using routinely collected clinical data to...

Detecting familial hypercholesterolaemia in general practice

What is familial hypercholesterolaemia?Familial hypercholesterolaemia is an autosomally dominant inherited lipid disorder, which causes premature heart disease and death in affected individuals...

Genetics in general practice

As with so many complex clinical presentations in primary care, there is always tension between those that the GP can manage and those needing specialist management. Over time, clinical practice...

GP ‘grand round’ A hospital tradition modified for general practice

The hospital ‘grand round’ concept was applied to a general practice continuing professional development activity. Interactive learning sessions were developed to deliver evidence based medicine...

General practice registrar teaching roles Is there a need for shared understanding?

There is currently a shortage of general practitioners and an increase in the number of medical students and general practice trainees. The expanded involvement of general practice registrars in...

The challenge of liver cancer surveillance in general practice: Do recall and reminder systems hold the answer?

Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) affects an estimated 239,000 Australians. The majority of those affected were born overseas in high-prevalence or intermediate-prevalence countries.1 CHB can lead to liver...

The role of risk tools in diagnosing cancer in primary care

Extensive literature spanning several decades exists on the concept of ‘diagnostic delay’ in cancer.4,5 This recognises that patient pathways to presentation to healthcare and initial management in...


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