Newsletter | Issue 1 | March 2017
Department of General Practice News
Welcome from the Head of Department
Welcome to our March edition of the Department newsletter.
GP Super Saturday
The Teaching and Learning Team at the Department of General Practice held its annual GP Training Day event with the attendance of over 65 GP Supervisors.
"I Decide" - a relationship tool for women
Professor Kelsey Hegarty is developing a technological tool to assist women suffering physical, emotional and / or sexual abuse
Doctors in Secondary Schools
Making primary health care more accessible for students most in need
Improving mental health for Taxi Drivers - New Mobile App
Dr Sandra Davidson’s exciting new research uses a new mobile phone app to improve the mental health of taxi drivers.
Practice nurses key to improving type 2 diabetes care
The Diabetes and Cardiometabolic research group in the Department of General Practice has recently published the outcomes of the Stepping Up trial in the BMJ. The trial suggests practice nurses can play a stronger role in optimising medications for people with diabetes.
Ways of Thinking and Ways of Doing (WoTWoD)
A randomised controlled trial of the WoTWoD program in Melbourne and Sydney general practices to test the program’s effectiveness to improve the cultural appropriateness of mainstream general practice and to improve chronic disease care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST)
Overcoming disadvantage of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients through culturally sensitive communication training for health professional students and practitioners
Primary Care Diabetes Conference
Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia – Diabetes care for all, by all
New to the Department of General Practice
Meet Tim Wittick, Mei Lyn Tan and Alison Pung - our new academic GP registrars; and Jasmeen Oberoi - Research Support Officer
New MD Research Project Students
Meet our new MD Year 4 Research Project Students
New Graduate Research Students
Meet our new PhD and Master Students
Maintain Your Brain PhD Scholarships
Exciting scholarship opportunity to commence your PhD in May 2017
Primary Care Cancer Symposium
PC4 announces 2017 Symposium - Establishing partnerships, creating opportunities.
‘Say Ahhh’ – Have you dealt with patients complaining of bad breath?
Fancy a chocolate frog? Complete the survey and the frog is yours!
- Mental Health Research Program – Latest Publications