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Issue 5 | May 2017

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Two preventable diseases – rheumatic heart disease and crusted scabies – are running rife in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and two healthcare projects are working hard to eliminate them. 

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration has released a new guide to help improve communication among medical and mental health professionals. 

The newly updated Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age offers GPs the most up-to-date information and recommendations for patients who present with osteoporosis. 

Becoming part of an established practice can offer a more accessible option for GPs interested in ownership. 

Scottish GPs Dr Derek Wooff and Dr Jane Gall have adapted well to Australian healthcare at their practice in Shepparton in rural Victoria.