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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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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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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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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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What keeps IMGs in rural areas after their 10-year moratorium?

​Some overseas-trained GPs move to major cities after their mandatory rural work, but others stay on and put down roots. What makes people stay?For international medical graduates (IMGs) settling i...

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Government restricts telehealth MBS access to a patient’s regular GP

The RACGP has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision, which comes after months of strong college advocacy. Patients will now only be able to access telehealth services under the Medicare Ben...

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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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Rapport and gratitude: How telehealth won over this sceptical GP

Telehealth means losing the strengths of a face-to-face consultation – or does it? Before the pandemic, Dr Gillian Singleton was a telehealth sceptic. How, she wondered, could seeing someone ...

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