It is estimated that one in four people in Australia drinks to excess, affecting not only their own physical, mental and social welfare, but also those around them. GPs are well placed to screen, identify and manage patients who are drinking at risky levels.
With the use of social media now commonplace in many professional industries, the RACGP’s new Guide for the use of social media in general practice has been developed to help GPs take advantage of an evolving medium.
Creating a comfortable atmosphere for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can help in overcoming barriers to accessing quality primary care.
The Northern Territory’s Dr Janelle Trees hopes to encourage more GPs to engage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and cultural awareness.
The RACGP’s GP15 Scientific Committee examined more than 200 abstract submissions to select the most appropriate for this year’s Conference for General Practice.