Research summary: Management of melanoma by GPs (SCARD)

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This month our focus is on the latest publication from the SCARD database and the large team of mainly GPs who have contributed to the brilliant work in SCARD. This really is “great research” and a “great paper” and I encourage everyone to read it, and be inspired by it.
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[3 min watch] How to get started with skin cancer work in your practice

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Are you interested in skin cancer work but don’t know where to start? In this short video, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO of HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) gives his top three expert tips for setting up skin cancer services within a general practice.
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[Podcast] The importance of skin cancer checks | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

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Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Dr John Hall (Past President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia) about the importance of getting a skin cancer check and the upcoming Australia’s National Skin Check Day.
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[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

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Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Stephen Wassall – who works as a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor in a dedicated primary care clinic in New South Wales – about his journey integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer or primary care practice. Continue reading “[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks

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“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks”

[Podcast] Digital imaging and the current landscape of skin cancer care | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson

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Welcome to our podcast series Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson speaks with Dr Jeremy Hudson (Skin Cancer Doctor and Chair of Dermatology SI RACGP) about the current landscape of skin cancer care, including digital imaging and its impact on the work of GPs and skin cancer doctors. Continue reading “[Podcast] Digital imaging and the current landscape of skin cancer care | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson”

[3 min watch] What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable?

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What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable? In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres speaks about the benefits of skin cancer work and the advantages of working in a skin cancer practice (even two or three days a week!). Continue reading “[3 min watch] What makes skin cancer work so enjoyable?”

[2 min watch] How can upskilling in skin cancer help minimise outward referrals?

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How can upskilling in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment help you to minimise your outward referrals? Professor David Wilkinson gives some practical advice in this short video!
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[4 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid when setting up a skin cancer service

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What are some common mistakes doctors make when first starting out in skin cancer medicine and getting the services running in their practice? In this short video, Paul Elmslie (CEO & Founder of National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the common mistakes you can avoid when setting up skin cancer services in your practice. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid when setting up a skin cancer service”

[4 min watch] Most memorable skin cancer doctor story

After upskilling in different fields as a general practitioner, such as skin cancer, there can be many noticeable changes in work when applying new acquired knowledge. Our presenters are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hear about, and often see, how their course alumni have since used their learnings to improve patient outcomes and save lives.

In this short video, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Elmslie shares his two most memorable stories of course attendees – one of which had never diagnosed a melanoma previously, and another who went on to diagnose more than 80 skin cancers in a year.

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