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[7 min watch] How CPD has changed & how you can easily meet the new requirements

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Do you know how the CPD requirements have changed for doctors practising in Australia in 2023, and what you need to do to comply? Paul Elmslie, Founder & CEO of HealthCert Education, provides a comprehensive explanation of the CPD changes, what they mean for doctors, and how HealthCert can help you meet your annual requirements […]

[5 min read] How to assess risk of breast and ovarian cancers

breast cancer

The risk of cancer, particularly breast and ovarian cancers, can cause significant anxiety among women presenting to the general practitioner. Therefore, it is essential to understand the risk factors associated with these cancers and to be able to explain these risks to women.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [30 January]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, we revisit an interesting case from Dr Slavko Doslo. An 80-year-old male patient reports an ulcer on his finger that is slow to heal over the past several weeks.

[2 min watch] Most common skin presentations in primary care

skin presentations

Did you know over 16 per cent of GP consultations involve a skin problem?* In this short video, dermatologist Dr Christopher Ross talks about the most common skin complaints seen in the primary care setting in Australia.

Research summary: What clinicians need to know about aggressive head & neck SCC

aggressive SCC

Squamous cancers are very common in the primary care population in Australia, as we all know. And, depending on our location in Australia and the population we are caring for, SCC can be the commonest cutaneous malignancy.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [23 January]

case discussion

In this week’s case discussion, we revisit an interesting case from Dr Terry Harvey. Do you see anything noteworthy in this wide shot of the legs? What do you think of the circled lesion (dermoscopy provided)?

[5 min watch ] How to surgically remove a lipoma

lipoma

Lipomas are small deposits of benign fatty tissue affecting about 1 in 1,000 people. In this video, Professor Maurice Brygel provides a short demonstration on how to safely remove a lipoma in primary care.

[8 min watch] Indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi | Dr Vincenzo Piccolo

digital monitoring

Do you see patients with multiple moles in your primary care or skin cancer clinic? In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo examines the latest research from the International Dermoscopy Society on the indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi, with practical recommendations for clinicians to approach this often complex and […]

[4 min read] Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the low FODMAP diet

irritable bowel syndrome

Did you know that 1 in 7 people are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a functional disorder with severity that often changes over time– it doesn’t cause lasting damage nor contribute to the development of serious bowel conditions, such as cancer or colitis. Various management strategies exist for IBS, including prescribed and […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [16 January]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, features a 52-year-old male patient who works as a builder. This lesion was found on his right mid-back during a routine skin cancer check.

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