FOAM4GP Map – Grumbly Grommets

Clinical Case: “Doctor, I want to have a referral to an ENT. Sophie keeps getting ear infections and I was told by a friend that grommets will help.” I get questions like these (or similar) quite regularly as there seems to be quite a push from local GPs to refer to ENT early for grommets.…

Exam Tips For RACGP Trainees

There’s been a bit of discussion in the twittersphere recently about an online sharing of study resources and tips for exam candidates under the hashtag #GPexams13. What a brilliant idea! As someone who has recently sat and passed my RACGP exams, I thought I’d share my experiences and give you my top tips to make…

Less invasive prenatal testing

Originally posted on rain0021:
Things have changed in the last two years. Non-invasive tests have become cheaper and are more available. For example, in a recent mail out from a Queensland lab advertising its services there are now over 50 collection centres including rural areas like Mackay, Rockhampton and Mt Isa. You still need to…

Contraception: Commonsense, Clots and Controversy

Here is an 18 minute Podcast discussion between Penny Wilson (@nomadicgp) and Casey Parker (@broomedocs) on the common contraception options, some cool resources for prescribing decision-making and the controversy around the OCP and clots – are these killer pills?…..  No Enjoy it over at broomedocs.com:  Contraception, Commonsense and Clot Controversy