General Practice

Podcast Episodes

Given the breadth of knowledge demanded of the modern General Practitioner, please follow this link to ALL podcasts. A few episodes are, however, specifically tailored to General Practice:

#93 Antibiotic therapeutic guidelines update with Dr Greg Rowles, GP

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#89 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander knowledge for the modern world with Prof Gregory Phillips

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#82 Shared medical appointments with A/Prof John Stevens, health sociologist

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#75 Ulcer and wound management with Terry Swanson, nurse practicioner

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#65 Non-clinical careers in medicine with Dr Marlene Pearce, GP

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#56 Healthy skepticism in medicine with Dr Justin Coleman, GP

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#37 AKT & KFP RACGP exam preparation

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#35 Cognitive bias in clinical practice with A/Prof Peta-Ann Teague, GP

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#34 OSCE RACGP exam preparation

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#32 Medicolegal talk: the complaints process, outcomes and how to reduce your risk with Dr Peter Walker, GP

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#29 Assessing fitness to drive with Dr Genevieve Yates, GP

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#6 Medicare benefits schedule (MBS): an overview for GPs

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Online Resources

General Practice Notebook: a trusted, immediate reference resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally

Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI): HANDI make effective, non-drug treatments more visible and easier to use.

RACGP The Red Book: Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice.

Wonca Global Family Doctor: practical evidence about real-life situations

Guideline Central: Print and digital quick-reference tools to improve patient outcomes

Business for Doctors and their Facebook page: Supporting a collaborative community of medical practitioners in becoming competent and confident in managing their business and private financial affairs to the benefit of themselves, their families, their staff and their patients.

GPSA – General Practice Supervisors Australia: Excellent resources for GP supervisors

POPGUNS Triage Process: Prioritisation of patients, a guide to urgency for non-clinical staff (pdf)

MediCoach: Health coaching training for medical clinics from practice nurse, Kim Poyner

Assessing Fitness to Drive for commercial and private vehicles Australia: We suggest downloading this and keeping it on your desktop (pdf)

Trail test for driving (pdf)

Wound Infection Institute: Resources for wound care

UnPayWall.org: an open database of nearly 25 million FREE scholarly articles

Videos

Don’t just sign on the dotted line when assessing fitness to drive, by Dr Genevieve Yates

Books

Lifestyle Medicine, 3rd Edition, Garry Egger, et al.

Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Medicine in Health and Disease, Third Edition, is an adjunct approach to health practice that seeks to deal with the more complex modern determinants of chronic diseases—primarily lifestyle and the environments driving such lifestyles—in contrast to the microbial ‘causes’ of infectious disease. Our lifestyle choices have a profound effect on our health. As we live longer, one thing is clear: many of us will spend time living with injury and chronic illness due to our own choices. Changes in health patterns typically follow shifts in living conditions. Disease patterns have changed worldwide, from infectious to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This change has been so emphatic—nearly 70% of all presentations to a doctor in modern western societies are now chronic disease related—that medical services are being forced to change to accommodate this.

Murtagh’s General Practice, John Murtagh et al. (FREE online textbook)

The gold standard reference for established doctors and new graduates and students in the fields of general practice and primary health care. This new edition is completely revised and expanded, and includes new diagnostic strategies for common presenting problems, significant updates on sexual health and cervical cancer screening, and updated information on mental health diagnosis and treatment. This seventh edition builds on its influential legacy and has been thoroughly updated by the experienced author team, including new authors who bring a new generation of knowledge and diagnostic expertise to this authoritative title.

Apps

NHS Apps Library | Health Living Apps Guide

Tools for the assessment of the validity of various smartphone apps

MDCAlc: App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. An ever-growing repertoire of scores and calculators, backed up by evidence, is collated by MDCalc. Scores can be filtered by specialty and frequently used calculators can be saved for later use.

Medscape: App Store | Google Play

Free. Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

The Doctor’s Bag (Aus): App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. Designed to support Australian health professionals during emergencies

MBS Search (Aus): App Store | Google Play

Free app which allows for a speedy search of Medicare its numbers

British National Formulary: App Store | Google Play

Free. The indispensable prescriber’s bible is now available as a constantly updated digital app. The interactions checker is a notable feature to provide guidance on polypharmacy.

Health Unlocked: App Store | Website

Free. The social network for health.  Connect with other people in the same health situation as you, learn from others’ experience, receive emotional support and more. There are more than 600 well-moderated communities, each focussed on a unique topic, from cancer to yoga and everything in between.

MEDtube: App Store | Google Play | Website

Free. A huge database of medical resources in all branches of medicine. Includes lectures, podcasts, videos, animations and visualisations.

DriveSafe Drive Aware: App Store (iPad only)

Free trial available. Provides health professionals with an objective, standardised screening tool that offers a consistent way to assess fitness to drive in any clinical setting.

Online Courses

STarT Back

Pricing varies; some free. The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool is a brief validated tool, designed to screen primary care patients with low back pain for prognostic indicators that are relevant to initial decision making

ThinkGP

Free. Created to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals, ThinkGP provides access to a broad range of RACGP and ACRRM accredited online educational activities – free, online, anytime.

Other Podcasts

IMreasoning: Apple Podcasts

Your hosts are Dr Art Nahill & Dr Nic Szecket, two general internists with a passion for teaching clinical reasoning. Join us for case discussions, conversations and interviews that explore issues important to clinicians and students, with a special focus on clinical reasoning, the once-mysterious process behind the remarkable abilities of the master clinician.

The Good GP: Apple Podcasts

The education podcast for busy GPs, brought to you by Dr Tim Koh and Dr Sean Stevens, in collaboration with RACGP WA.

TEDTalks Health: Apple Podcasts

From way-new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world.  You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages.  TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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