Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), CHIA, PhD, FRACGP, Academic General Practitioner; Lead – Data Driven Quality Improvement Research Theme, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic

Strengthening respiratory protection from SARS-CoV-2 in certain general practice contexts

We recommend a precautionary approach to respiratory protection for healthcare workers potentially exposed to SARS-CoV-2 until the efficacy of surgical masks can be proven.

Antibiotic stewardship: A review of successful, evidence-based primary care strategies

Australia has good antibiotic regulation and guidelines but must invest in sustained primary care stewardship programs.

Clinical insights into appropriate choice of antimicrobials for acute respiratory tract infections

Upper respiratory tract infections have higher rates of prescribing than would be expected according to local guidelines.

Improving general practice research in Australia

Improving general practice-based research will enable the development of contextually relevant evidence-based medicine and recommendations in general practice, ultimately benefitting Australians.

Medication management of type 2 diabetes in residential aged care

This article reviews best practice medication management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in residential aged care facilities and highlights practical details for clinicians providing care for residents.

Preparing the public for COVID-19 vaccines: How can general practitioners build vaccine confidence and optimise uptake for themselves and their patients?

With escalating COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it is vital to understand community views and set realistic expectations to avoid lack of confidence and erosion of trust.

Prescribing and deprescribing in chronic kidney disease

Medication cessation or dose reduction may be required for patients with chronic kidney disease to prevent medication accumulation, adverse medication events and kidney injury.

Preventing diabetes-related foot ulcers through early detection of peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes-related foot ulcers are the most important risk factors for future amputation.

Using primary care data for research: What are the issues and potential solutions?

This paper explores the main issues associated with the use of primary care data for research and proposed solutions to address them.