Tag Archives: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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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Minister’s blunt response to AMA’s pharmacy ownership bid

The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) suggestion that GPs be allowed to own pharmacies, appears to have been swiftly dismissed by Health Minster Greg Hunt. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President Trent Twomey, had already labelled the AMA move “a distraction”, saying that the AMA was trying to take the focus off …

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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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