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GPs Role on Antimicrobial Resistance During the Covid-19 Surge

​The use of antibiotics has significantly changed since the coronavirus surge in 2019. Looking back on that year, there were no medications available to effectively treat and manage the symptoms ...

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GPs in rural communities need fewer barriers - AMA

​The AMA Council of Rural Doctors reports that an investigation uncovered scenarios where rural GPs are denied access to work opportunities with local hospitals, while locums are hired. Worse sti...

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Australia Had Fewer Deaths Than Expected in 2020, Says New AIHW Report

“The First year of COVID-19 in Australia,” a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reviewed the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on overall health in ...

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Australia’s Mental Health Services are Overwhelmed

​According to Dr Khorshid, AMA President, mental health services can’t keep up with Australia’s current demand, the situation may worsen with the current pace of the pandemic.Dr Khorshid appeared...

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Pregnant women should get Pfizer mRNA vaccine - RANZCOG and ATAGI

Medical experts from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommend that pr...

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Another three Covid-19 cases discovered in Victoria

​Concern rises in Victoria as new Covid-19 cases are discovered. In total there have been nine fresh recorded cases, with three found recently on Tuesday after the government's daily Covid-19 press...

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GPs are key to border reopening

​The recent Federal Budget made it clear that Australian border reopening will be contingent on the success of the vaccine roll-out. However, the government’s position raises more questions than ...

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Victorian Government Considers Telehealth Consultations in Euthanasia

​Victorian lawmakers are reviewing current telehealth restrictions with plans to extend the boundaries to provide assisted dying. Currently, Federal laws prevent GPs from discussing euthanasia w...

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GPs Must Update Registration to Continue Receiving Medicare Benefits

​The Commonwealth Department of Health introduced legislation that changes how GPs access Medicare benefits earlier this year. As a result, GPs previously registered as specialists need to update...

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Australia’s vaccine roll-out is currently behind developing countries like Rwanda and Bangladesh

​GPs all over Australia are distressed by the country’s slow vaccination roll-out. Since the roll-out began, the operation has been slowed by importation restrictions, floods, and poor delivery....

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