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Activity description

157320 - North Shore: Managing Back Pain – beyond medication Module 1: Mechanical Back Pain

Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Limited

An opportunity for GPs and their colleagues to discuss topics mechanical back pain and explore ways of improving the quality of patient care

Relevance to General Practice

"GPs are generally the first port of call in the Australian healthcare system.

Problem/s managed by GPs may (at times) be limited to the level of a presenting symptom. At each patient encounter, up to four problems could be recorded by the GP. The range of problems managed at the encounter often crosses multiple body systems and may include undiagnosed symptoms, psychosocial problems or chronic disease, which makes the designation of a principal diagnosis difficult.

General Practice Activity in Australia, 2013-2014, Family Medical Research Centre, General Practice Series, No. 36, BEACH."

Learning outcomes

  1. Assess and investigate someone who presents with back pain
  2. Confidently manage the initial treatment of someone with mechanical back pain
  3. Implement a care path for the further management, referral and follow up
  4. Contribute to a multidisciplinary management team

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • An appropriate and respectful physical examination of the patient is undertaken

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Effective leadership improves outcomes for patients

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are effectively shared with others

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Effective clinical leadership is demonstrated

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Pain management

Partnering organisations

North Shore Private Hospital Northern Pain Centre

Activity sponsor


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Session summary


Thursday 9 May 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Rydges Baulkham Hills


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Wendy Bierer
T: 0419201105