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Podcast: When a patient hits ‘record’

Some patients have a fantastic consult with their GP, only to get home and realise they can’t remember most of it.

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Telehealth item numbers extended, bulk-bill requirements dropped

Bulk-billed telehealth has been thrown a six-month life line, with federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announcing the Medicare item numbers will continue past their original 30 September deadline.

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Three GPs thrown under the PSR bus

A trio of Queensland GPs who have fallen foul of the Professional Services Review while working for an after-hours medical deputising service say their employer needs to take some responsibility for the allegations of inappropriate practice against them.

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TMI? Privacy concerns over eScripts

The RACGP has expressed concerns over the Active Script List, which could allow any participating pharmacy to see medications a patient may want to keep discreet.

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ADHA pulls brakes on eScripts

The national rollout of eScripts has experienced a false start, with the Australian Digital Health Agency asking GP software companies to remove the electronic prescribing functionality that was only launched in late July.

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E-scripts up and running by end of the month

Broad use of e-scripts will be available for GPs in all states and territories except Queensland by the end of next week.

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Is COVIDSafe distracting patients from evidence-based solutions?

After three months of the Morrison government touting the COVIDSafe app as a “sunscreen” for the coronavirus pandemic, some GPs say they still wouldn’t waste their breath recommending it to patients.

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