Tag Archives: Dr Harry Nespolon

Patients want more social prescribing

A report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) suggests there should be an increase in social prescribing to counter rising health problems. Social prescribing involves the referral of patients to non-medical activities, ranging from health and fitness programs to movie clubs …

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Flexible plan to help more quit smoking

Greater flexibility should be allowed in prescribing for smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recommends. Pharmacotherapy options available in Australia include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), varenicline and bupropion hydrochloride. Australia has made progress in terms of tobacco control and smoking rates, with daily smoking nearly …

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RACGP welcomes move to distribute 1m masks

Media release January 29, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has welcomed the federal government’s announcement that one million face masks will be distributed to GPs in areas where stocks have been depleted by the bushfire response. The N95 face masks, which are designed to prevent 95 per …

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Annual GP report highlights increase in health costs

The annual health check-up on general practice, titled General Practice: Health of the Nation has been revealed. Launched by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the report reveals the many areas in which the nation’s primary healthcare system continues to thrive. The report was presented by RACGP President …

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New osteoarthritis guidelines

New guidelines released this week by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) advise that surgery should be considered as the last resort for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and that exercise is the most effective treatment for Australians suffering from the common condition. RACGP President-elect Dr Harry Nespolon …

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