Authors

Glenn Duns

MDCM, FRACGP, MPH; medical editor at Australian Journal of General Practice and general practitioner in Melbourne, Vic


Ageing

Maintaining health and function into older age is a priority for patients, clinicians and policy-makers. The Focus articles in this issue discuss the care of ageing patients in general practice.


Cardiovascular disease

This issue focuses on cardiovascular diseases and includes articles on cardiac rhythm management devices, assessment and management of chest pain in primary care, and abdominal aortic aneurysms.


Book review: The care of the older person

The inclusion of the lived experience of patients and carers as an integral component of clinical care provides an essential perspective.


Haematology and biochemistry

Professional and research articles explore the new Australian guidelines on familial hypercholesterolaemia, while articles on myeloproliferative neoplasms and HbA1c provide clinical guidance.


Healthy ageing

Maintaining health and function into older age is a priority for patients, clinicians and policy-makers.


Medical cannabis

The use of medical cannabis is an area of great interest for both general practitioners and patients and is an area of extensive ongoing research and legislative evolution.


Medical cannabis: Progress and promise

The use of medical cannabis is an area of great interest for both general practitioners and patients and is an area of extensive ongoing research and legislative evolution.


Mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its resulting city lockdowns, mass quarantines and social isolation worldwide, has uniquely highlighted the importance of mental health.


Neurology

The Focus articles in this issue highlight the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in general practice.


Primary care and neurological disorders

As medical practitioners situated on the forefront of primary care, general practitioners play a crucial part in limiting injury through the use of prevention strategies.


Respiratory tract and sleep disorders

Respiratory tract and sleep disorders – including obstructive sleep apnoea, difficult-to-treat asthma in adults, and insomnia – are commonly encountered in general practice.


Responding to health emergencies: COVID-19, climate change and the importance of primary healthcare

Primary healthcare, with its established principles and multisectoral approach, is an ideal mechanism to provide support and care in response to health threats.


Sleep and health

The connection between sleep and health has been recognised for centuries, but it is only relatively recently that the treatment of sleep disorders has developed as a medical specialty.


The heart of the matter

A primary care journal such as AJGP will almost inevitably have individual readers who find some articles much more interesting than others.


The variety of primary care

It is the ability of primary care specialists to manage all aspects of a patient’s health that is associated with critically important positive outcomes on an individual and societal basis.