Andrew Bonney

MBBS, MFM(Clin), PhD, FRACGP, GAICD, Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

General practitioners’ attitudes towards acne management: Psychological morbidity and the need for collaboration

Avenues for improving the care of patients with acne include explicit attention to psychological morbidity beyond treatment of the acne itself, and improved use of patient educational materials.

Development of a COVID-19 virtual community of practice in New South Wales: A qualitative study

In April 2020, a group of general practice leaders in NSW established a COVID-19 virtual community of practice to facilitate rapid transfer and implementation of clinical guidance into practice.

Giving Asthma Support to Patients (GASP) program evaluation

The Giving Asthma Support to Patients (GASP) program, developed in New Zealand, guides practice nurses to provide structured asthma care.

Australian general practitioners’ attitudes to the extraction of research data from electronic health records

While general practitioners have concerns about the use of data stored on electronic health records, they also recognise the benefits of using this data for research purposes.

Exploring consumer perspectives about the Health Care Home model of primary care provision: A qualitative study

Consumers with chronic medical conditions may not readily embrace Health Care Home practice redesign initiatives in Australia.

Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing: Understanding the experience of burnout in general practice registrars and hospital equivalents

Junior doctors in Australia report high rates of burnout. Their experiences need to drive the research and the changes in the junior doctor training environment.

Exploring opportunities for general practice registrars to manage older patients with chronic disease: A qualitative study

There is a need to enhance aged care exposure for general practice registrars in ways that build on the competence of registrars and the trust in registrars by older patients and supervisors.

Patient self-management and empowerment for multiple sclerosis: The implications of dietary lifestyle management for primary care

Lifestyle management should be included in communication plans, with referrals to other healthcare professionals as appropriate.

Practice-based research networks: What they are and why Australia needs them

A PBRN is a collaborative learning community of academics and primary care clinicians, formed to generate, disseminate and integrate new knowledge in order to improve patient outcomes.