News and Education for health professionals

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure

This clinical audit aims to improve the management of patients with chronic heart failure who have been taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB for over four weeks.

Dr Jonathan Cohen, GP and parent of adult children with fragile X syndrome, provides information regarding the identification and management of fragile X syndrome in primary care.

Mike Tozer and Dr Cynthia Roberts share their experiences of having children with this condition, and explore how health professionals can play a supporting role.

Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

A critical review and appraisal of the different treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on tailoring the treatment to the different needs of patients...

Review the central role GPs have in planning and providing for palliative care in a community based setting.

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure
Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

Helping our patients get healthy

They affect around half of all Australians and are the leading cause of ill health and death in this country, but many chronic diseases share common lifestyle risk factors that are largely preventable. This learning activity is about how you can help your patients by facilitating their access to the free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, with an overview of eligibility, the referral process and follow-ups.

Exploiting Cytokine Biology and Strategies for Using Non-TNF Agents in Clinical Practice Training

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease affecting 1% of the population. If left untreated or undertreated, patients with RA can suffer from joint destruction as well as a wide array of debilitating extra-articular, systemic effects. This module explores the optimisation of the treatment of patients with RA, new and emerging therapies for patients with RA, including IL-6 inhibitors, and the effective use of these newer therapies in clinical practice.

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