Simon Willcock

MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, General Practitioner, Professor, Department of Primary Care, Macquarie University, NSW

Allopurinol for gout: Consider the case for limited HLA-B*5801 screening

Although rare, allopurinol-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions and allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome have significant morbidity and mortality consequences.

Building a fit-for-purpose Australian primary healthcare workforce

In order to maintain some of the best population health outcomes in the world, what type of workforce should we aspire to?

Non-fasting lipids: A change in practice

Non-fasting lipid testing is now recommended throughout the world.

Revisiting ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is the reference standard for diagnosing blood pressure abnormalities and should be used when possible.

Workforce issues in general practice

The Focus articles presented in AJGP this month raise issues about the future role and function of the general practice workforce in Australia.