[5 min read] Improving patients’ diet and immunity in times of COVID-19

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The current global health crisis has highlighted the importance of effective nutrition and improved diet in supporting the immune system to fight viruses like COVID-19.

Nutrition is intricately linked to patients’ immunity and their risk of contracting infections as well as their ability to overcome illnesses. Poorly nourished patients are at greater risk of developing viruses and bacterial infections, and people with chronic or severe illnesses are also more likely to suffer from a worsened nutritional status than healthy people. Continue reading “[5 min read] Improving patients’ diet and immunity in times of COVID-19”

[7 min read] COVID-19 Update for GPs: Prof Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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Important coronavirus (COVID-19) update for GPs from Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

Australia continues to flatten the curve, with the daily number of new COVID-19 cases over the past week significantly lower than the previous week. The nation’s general practitioners continue to play an essential role in supporting Australia’s response to the pandemic and I thank you again for ensuring the safety and well-being of your patients and your community. Continue reading “[7 min read] COVID-19 Update for GPs: Prof Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer”

[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 7)

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This is the latest COVID-19 information for GPs and skin cancer doctors. Professor David Wilkinson presents the seventh webinar in our ongoing series to provide an informed clinical update and advice for GPs.

Prof Wilkinson is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University, as well as a general practitioner, public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist. He gathers details every day from resources available to few, so that he can put together a presentation that is unique from any other COVID-19 information out there.

Continue reading “[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 7)”

[PODCAST] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie & Sharon Sykes (Week 6)

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In this podcast, Dr Sharon Sykes (a GP with a special interest in Women’s Health) and Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert Education) provide a guide for GPs in screening and supporting victims of domestic violence.

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[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie & Sharon Sykes (Week 6)

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COVID-19

In this webinar, Dr Sharon Sykes (a GP with a special interest in Women’s Health) and Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert Education) provide a guide for GPs in screening and supporting victims of domestic violence.

Continue reading “[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie & Sharon Sykes (Week 6)”

[10 min watch] Telehealth item numbers explained

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In this 10-minute video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operations Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) explains the new telehealth Medicare Benefits Scheme item numbers.

The introduction of these item numbers has been fast-tracked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are now seeing a significant increase in the number of virtual consultations that would have traditionally been performed face-to-face. Continue reading “[10 min watch] Telehealth item numbers explained”

[11 min read] COVID-19 Update for GPs: Prof Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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Important coronavirus (COVID-19) update for GPs from Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

Australia’s general practitioners have been an essential component of supporting our nation’s response and helping everyone adhere to the measures needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our population. Continue reading “[11 min read] COVID-19 Update for GPs: Prof Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer”

[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 6)

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As the COVID-19 situation develops, Professor David Wilkinson presents the sixth webinar in our ongoing series to provide an informed clinical update and advice for GPs. Prof Wilkinson is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University, as well as a general practitioner, public health medicine specialist and epidemiologist. He gathers details every day from resources available to few, so that he can put together a presentation that is unique from any other COVID-19 information out there.

Continue reading “[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Clinical Update with Professor David Wilkinson (Week 6)”

[PODCAST] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie (Week 5)

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In this podcast, Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert Education) provides an expert guide to telehealth consultations in general practice. Continue reading “[PODCAST] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie (Week 5)”

[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie (Week 5)

telehealth

In this webinar, Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of National Skin Cancer Centres and HealthCert Education) provides an expert guide to telehealth consultations in general practice. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] COVID-19 Management Advice with Paul Elmslie (Week 5)”