eat

We are what we eat and food is an integral part of life and health. PartridgeGP welcomes Accredited Practicing Dietician Mattea Palombo to join us in serving our valued patients!

She is keen to work with you face to face to achieve your health goals – whether in diabetes or weight management, sports nutrition, or plant based eating, an interest she shares with Dr Katherine Astill.

You can see Mattea here on Instagram under Adelaide Nutrition, and you can make an appointment to see her at PartridgeGP right here.

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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first

Breaking news

Melbourne man in hospital with rare blood clots post vaccine, read on…

Authorities say they’re monitoring the situation closely after the rare condition was reported.

Do as I say not as I do.

Sometimes medical advice from your GP can come across this way. Sometimes we get the opportunity to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. It’s been a super challenging week for our front desk team at PartridgeGP as they have had to field a huge number of calls from people about the vaccine and phase 1b rollout. The government has hugely mismanaged this, mainly through micromanagement and a lack of appreciation for the fact that GPs have been doing the majority of vaccinations in this country for the last 20+ years. We are efficient and excellent.

government – big spend writ small

Still, I don’t dwell on the failings of control freakery from public servants. We could be here all day. Instead I spent 20 minutes having my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine under phase 1b of Australia’s vaccination program!

Many of you may have some concerns about rare blood clotting issues and pauses in vaccination programs elsewhere. The RACGP addresses these concerns here and below (spoiler: not very much to worry about in almost all cases):

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on safety of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, ATAGI has issued further advice related to the suitability of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine for people with a history of clotting conditions.
 
The updated advice stems from reviews conducted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and World Health Organization, which pored over data from millions of recipients following reports of blood clots in some European countries.
 
As of 16 March, the EMA had reported 18 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) from millions of vaccine recipients, leading several European countries to pause their rollout of Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccines.
 
However, the subsequent reviews have concluded that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the potential risks.
 
‘There is no increase in the rates of general thromboembolic disorders after vaccination over expected rates, noting these conditions occur commonly in the absence of vaccination,’ ATAGI states.

So, if you want to discuss further and you’re one of our regular PartridgeGP patients, book a normal appointment here (usual appointment, remember we are a private billing practice).

If you’ve heard enough and just want to get in the line for phase 1b vaccination, go through the process here!

REMEMBER, WE ONLY HAVE 80-100 VACCINES A WEEK AND BEING RUDE TO OUR AWESOME FRONT DESK STAFF WON’T CHANGE THIS.

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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Talking Healthtech Podcast

We learn from everyone and everything:

Sometimes what to do
Sometimes what not to do

Either way, there’s some learning in this podcast with Peter Birch and Dr Nick Tellis on Talking HealthTech!

Does the technology in your practice make you more efficient?

 

This episode of Talking HealthTech features Nick Tellis from PartridgeGP. We cover topics around running a GP practice in Australia, using technology, engaging patients, and loads more.

 

Nick Tellis is a specialist GP helping patients since 2002, and the owner of PartridgeGP. He helps patients, GPs, allied health professionals, and GP nurses do their best work together. Nick is proud of being a general practitioner specialist and a fellow of the RACGP since 2007. PartridgeGP is co-owned by Dr Nick Tellis and Dr Nick Mouktaroudis and was opened in 2014. PartridgeGP is located in beachside Glenelg, South Australia and provides the best service to patients, GPs, allied health professionals, general practice nurses, and our valued staff. 

 

Tune into this episode if you’re a GP who wants to adopt new technology in your practice, as Dr Tellis shares his experience and views on the systems and setups that he uses. He also gives advice and an invitation to innovators who are looking to create meaningful solutions within the health tech space. 

Check out the episode and full show notes here.

To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at PartridgeGP, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.  

Borrowing from Shane Parrish , it’s time to listen and learn!

LISTEN HERE!

#podcast #learning #success #leadership #healthtech #beachside #glenelg

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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booking

COVID vaccine is here at PartridgeGP.

Check if you are eligible – CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE that our Reception Team are not trained to assist you in determining your eligibility.

If you are – BOOK HERE

We are receiving approximately 100 doses per week and will be offering appointments to the best of our ability. with this capacity in mind.

These appointments are for an immunisation only. If you wish to discuss your suitability for the vaccine, or an unrelated matter,  a separate appointment must be made. Book online here or phone 82953200.

And that’s it. Any problems with this process – book a usual appointment right here.

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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ScriptCheckSA: updated

UPDATE: Register HERE!

A generation ago (February 2019), I wrote about SafeScripts. From my post then:

We’ve written before about how PartridgeGP prefers safer and better options to opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing. These medications do serve a purpose at some times in some patients and so we must be safe.

Victoria has an amazing system – SafeScripts. Let’s get it here in South Australia!

SafeScript is computer software that allows prescription records for certain high-risk medicines to be transmitted in real-time to a centralised database which can then be accessed by doctors (or nurse practitioners) and pharmacists during a consultation with a patient. The records will be obtained automatically via an electronic transfer of prescriptions through a Prescription Exchange Service (PES) when a prescription is issued or dispensed at a medical clinic or pharmacy. No data entry will be required. SafeScript will enable doctors and pharmacists to make safer clinical decisions and identify circumstances where patients may be receiving high-risk medicines beyond medical need.

After 2+ years, this is coming to South Australia! From the latest AMA release:

From Monday 15 March 2021, registration emails will be sent to all eligible prescribers and pharmacists inviting them to register for ScriptCheckSA. If you have not received an email by COB Friday 19 March 2021, you can register via the secure Registration Portal.

More information about how to register is available on the Registering for ScriptCheckSA fact sheet (PDF 292KB).

Free online training and resources to support the use of ScriptCheckSA will be available from Monday 22 March 2021 on this page.

Access to ScriptCheckSA will be available at the end of March 2021.

ScriptCheckSA is the name of South Australia’s real time prescription monitoring computer system. ScriptCheckSA provides prescribers and pharmacists with real-time information about a patient’s use of monitored drugs when they are considering prescribing or dispensing these drugs, to ensure safer clinical decisions.

Read all about it – here

and here

Prescription drug dependence, misuse and diversion are increasing concerns both in Australia and internationally – with associated overdose and accidental death continuing to rise in Australia.

Monitored drugs include pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl, some medications used to manage anxiety, narcolepsy or ADHD including dexamfetamine, methylphenidate and alprazolam.

This is an awesome initiative – safer and better for patients and GPs. ScriptCheckSA will not stop a patient from obtaining their regular medicines where their doctor has identified a legitimate clinical need. It’s great to see that things are happening in government and medicine that aren’t COVID related – the world is still turning. Of course, COVID vaccinations are coming – and coming to PartridgeGP – so check your email, phones, and our socials for how this will roll out!

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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telehealth

Happy Monday! The government has listened and telehealth has been extended.

FOR

THREE

MONTHS

Nothing I wrote earlier has changed.

The past 18 months have brought us much change. Some has been good; some not so good. Working from home has moved from code for ‘about to be sacked’ to the distributed workforce v1.0. All professions have learned to work through the pandemic. GPs are no exception. Telehealth has been our main tool for this.

We have always had the ability to do a lot of our work via the phone – but the funding model has never aligned with this. The friction of taking payment and the rules of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) have combined to force sick patients into waiting rooms, driving from their homes, to spread their bugs…just to get their insurance rebate for medical services.

PartridgeGP was in the vanguard of telehealth adoption, drawing upon our experience from rural and hospital work providing services by phone. Phone is where it’s at. We have Zoom, we have fancy teleconference abilities, but ill patients, the elderly, and those not blessed with fantastic IT and internet just want the phone. We are here to serve.

TELEHEALTH MEDICARE REBATES EXTENDED UNTIL 30 JUNE 2021 ONLY

This is neither a fair shake of the sauce bottle nor does it cut the mustard.

1. The Medicare rebate is the patient’s rebate. In dripfeeding these rebates uncertainly, the government (the insurer) is NOT listening to the people.

2. The pandemic is still here. We are insulated in Australia by distance and wealth, with vaccines to come. This has not stopped State Governments across the country calling lockdowns on short notice. Lockdowns mandate telehealth. Lack of access to routine medical care is a timebomb.

3. Australia needs certainty to move forward. Constantly changing the rules is not leadership. We can’t stride forward on shifting ground.

4. Many telehealth services have been instead of, not as well as, face to face consults. Therefore they have been largely cost neutral – in a time where government services and public servants have not lost a cent.

If you want the safety and convenience of YOUR rebate for general practice services by telephone continued – contact YOUR MP and let them know!

Nicolle Flint

Greg Hunt

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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home

It’s summer in South Australia but the sky is dark and cloudy as I type. I can hear rain on the roof and see the branches swaying outside. I’m inside though – warm, snug, and safe. I’m home. We have the concept of the Patient Centred Medical Home as well – better for patient care and safety. You can read more about this here, and at length here:

The PCMH is ‘a family physician’s practice in the information age’.
It combines the traditional core values of family medicine – providing
comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, quality care that is easily
accessible and based on an ongoing relationship between patient
and physician – with new practice tools such as health information
technology. It recognises that effective medical care requires an
organised practice team effort. Care requires that all members of the
practice team explicitly recognise their role in achieving effective
patient care and work to their maximum capability. The team must
coordinate their efforts and communicate regularly.


The PCMH utilises an electronic health record to help physicians
manage populations of patients through the use of registries and to
improve quality of care with electronic decision support applications
and patient care reminder systems. Secure electronic patient ‘portals’
will allow patients to asynchronously communicate with their physician
via email, schedule appointments, access their test results, and pay
their bills online. Online self management aids and personalised
educational materials can help patients take responsibility for their own
care. Health information technology can help practices organise patient
care data in ways that optimise the delivery of preventive health care
services and the management of chronic diseases.

Dr Edwin Kruys talks a bit more about Medical Homes here:

A Health Care Home (HCH) is not a place but a partnership between a patient, their GP and the primary care team. Health Care Homes are general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services that coordinate the ongoing comprehensive care of patients with chronic and complex conditions.

AJGP Research Thomas HCH and WPC figure 1

I personally find all of this a little dry and so I was very happy to listen to the fantastic Dr Jas Saini of Rosedale Medical Practice talk passionately and well about this topic with Peter Birch of Talking Health Tech. Listen to the whole podcast here. This is definitely the direction PartridgeGP is heading in and the future looks very bright indeed!

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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ScriptCheckSA

A generation ago (February 2019), I wrote about SafeScripts. From my post then:

We’ve written before about how PartridgeGP prefers safer and better options to opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing. These medications do serve a purpose at some times in some patients and so we must be safe.

Victoria has an amazing system – SafeScripts. Let’s get it here in South Australia!

SafeScript is computer software that allows prescription records for certain high-risk medicines to be transmitted in real-time to a centralised database which can then be accessed by doctors (or nurse practitioners) and pharmacists during a consultation with a patient. The records will be obtained automatically via an electronic transfer of prescriptions through a Prescription Exchange Service (PES) when a prescription is issued or dispensed at a medical clinic or pharmacy. No data entry will be required. SafeScript will enable doctors and pharmacists to make safer clinical decisions and identify circumstances where patients may be receiving high-risk medicines beyond medical need.

After 2+ years, this is coming to South Australia! From the latest AMA release:

From Monday 15 March 2021, registration emails will be sent to all eligible prescribers and pharmacists inviting them to register for ScriptCheckSA. If you have not received an email by COB Friday 19 March 2021, you can register via the secure Registration Portal.

More information about how to register is available on the Registering for ScriptCheckSA fact sheet (PDF 292KB).

Free online training and resources to support the use of ScriptCheckSA will be available from Monday 22 March 2021 on this page.

Access to ScriptCheckSA will be available at the end of March 2021.

ScriptCheckSA is the name of South Australia’s real time prescription monitoring computer system. ScriptCheckSA provides prescribers and pharmacists with real-time information about a patient’s use of monitored drugs when they are considering prescribing or dispensing these drugs, to ensure safer clinical decisions.

Read all about it – here

and here

Prescription drug dependence, misuse and diversion are increasing concerns both in Australia and internationally – with associated overdose and accidental death continuing to rise in Australia.

Monitored drugs include pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl, some medications used to manage anxiety, narcolepsy or ADHD including dexamfetamine, methylphenidate and alprazolam.

This is an awesome initiative – safer and better for patients and GPs. ScriptCheckSA will not stop a patient from obtaining their regular medicines where their doctor has identified a legitimate clinical need. It’s great to see that things are happening in government and medicine that aren’t COVID related – the world is still turning. Of course, COVID vaccinations are coming – and coming to PartridgeGP – so check your email, phones, and our socials for how this will roll out!

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

Want more?

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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phone

The past 18 months have brought us much change. Some has been good; some not so good. Working from home has moved from code for ‘about to be sacked’ to the distributed workforce v1.0. All professions have learned to work through the pandemic. GPs are no exception. Telehealth has been our main tool for this.

We have always had the ability to do a lot of our work via the phone – but the funding model has never aligned with this. The friction of taking payment and the rules of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) have combined to force sick patients into waiting rooms, driving from their homes, to spread their bugs…just to get their insurance rebate for medical services.

PartridgeGP was in the vanguard of telehealth adoption, drawing upon our experience from rural and hospital work providing services by phone. Phone is where it’s at. We have Zoom, we have fancy teleconference abilities, but ill patients, the elderly, and those not blessed with fantastic IT and internet just want the phone. We are here to serve.

TELEHEALTH MEDICARE REBATES WILL END ON 31 MARCH 2021!

The AMA has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is the acting Health Minister, calling on the Federal Government to extend until the end of the year temporary telehealth arrangements under Medicare that have supported patients to have a consultation with their doctor either over the phone or by video. 

These arrangements, which were put in place as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response and further extended last year, will end on 31 March if not extended. 

“The current uncertainty over the future of temporary COVID-19 Medicare telehealth items means that patients and practices can’t plan consultations beyond the end of this month, even though we are still in the middle of the pandemic,” AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, said. 

If you want the safety and convenience of YOUR rebate for general practice services by telephone continued – contact YOUR MP and let them know!

Nicolle Flint

Greg Hunt

PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

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For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

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If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

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If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

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International Women’s Day

A day to reflect on a few things:

PartridgeGP has provided service, support, and facilities to many, many wonderful women, who in turn have served our patients and our community.

You can see some of them right here

That is where we have been to where we are now. It’s a fantastic time. I don’t think anyone could argue that this is the best time to be and the best place to be.

So many options are open to women now!

I’m very happy to be heading towards the birth of my first daughter and parental leave – with fantastic teams at home and at PartridgeGP!


PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now with new vaccines here to END the pandemic. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.

Better, for you.

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Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would).   If  they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.

(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you’re employed, get a side hustle and get into business. If you’ve already got a business, get a network. Want to get started? Find your tribe here!

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com

If you are a great GP or a great Allied Health Professional, and you want to serve your clients or patients to the best of your ability, without worrying about all the non clinical things that get in your way, lets talk. Call Mrs Hayley Roberts on 8295 3200 and have a coffee and chat with us as to how PartridgeGP can help you to help others.

Photo by Linda Eller-Shein on Pexels.com