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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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Australians React to the AstraZeneca Vaccine

​Over the last week, five people have reported allergic reactions to the AstraZeneca Vaccine, and another 14 reacted to the Pfizer vaccine. The reports rose from all most states in Australia, in...

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GPs Receive Quarter of the Requested Dosage as Vaccine Roll-out Ramps Up

As GPs begin to vaccinate patients all over the country, some complaints have arisen of insufficient dose supplies. GPs have been receiving 50 doses per week instead of the requested 200 per day....

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AMA demands new action as two new hotel quarantine cases are discovered

​The Holiday Inn at the Melbourne airport has drawn the attention of the AMA and other health organizations after two new cases were discovered in quarantine — one patient and one quarantine wor...

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How Australia’s covid-19 vaccination rollout affects GPs

According to the Epidemiology and Covid-19 vaccine roadmap, GPs will not be among the first to receive the long-awaited vaccines. Comments from the RACGP President, Dr. Karen Price, shone a light...

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RACGP backs GP-led role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) welcomes government confirmation that GPs will be at the forefront of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.At a press conference with M...

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AMA welcomes appointment of Professor Paul Kelly as new Chief Medical Officer

​AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, today welcomed the appointment of Professor Paul Kelly as the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Australian Government.“The role of CMO is critical, particula...

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Mass testing and ‘ring fences’: Victoria’s stage three COVID-19 response

As a community transmission-fuelled outbreak threatens to get out of control and suburbs are locked down, newsGP explores containment efforts and general practice’s role in stopping the spread. ...

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The easing of travel restrictions in each state and territory and how this impacts work for Locum GPs

As the spread of coronavirus seems to be curbed in most states of Australia, the restrictions set by Australia’s federal, state and territory governments are starting to ease, including travel. We ...

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