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Education Summary - Dr Jayne Ingham

Dr Paul Cleary, GP, presented to a group of GPs at North Lakes on the practical aspects of back pain with hands on examination of a physio student and practice nurse.

The GPs gained knowledge on how much you can learn about a patient's back pain from gentle palpation of the skin and muscles as well as isolating the tender spots which can improve the diagnosis of the cause of the pain.

He also went through the non surgical interventions such as facet joint blocks and caudal epidurals.  It is an area of medicine that is a bit of a mystery to some of us GPs and unfortunately, this uncertainty can be passed on to patients and the chronic pain cycle is established.  Look out for future education events on back pain, certainly worth going to.

Paul's presentations are available via the links below.

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23 November 2021 6.00pm

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From the Chair

  • November 2021

    November 2021

    The GPpartners’ Board has been busy connecting with our networks, hearing often about the need for mental health support for both patients and GPs themselves. As a Board, we have agreed GP resilience is our first priority with projects emerging in this and other areas.  The Board has agreed on an initial project to provide an opportunity for GPs to connect with other GPs to enhance peer support, which is crucial to their well-being and resilience. The emphasis will be on practical strategies that are evidence based. It is planned to evaluate the project to facilitate future funding. The project is well into the planning stage. Dr Wenck has met with an excellent facilitator, Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, and content of the program is currently being developed. The project will commence in the first half of 2022.  If you’d like to hear more about this project and others being developed, join us for the GPpartners AGM, which is being held via Zoom online, at 6pm, Tuesday, 23rd November.  Click here to register.

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