Simon Willcock

MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, General Practitioner, Professor, MQ Health General Practice, Discipline of Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, 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?

Lung cancer screening: A promising new frontier

This article discusses the evidence for early detection of lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).

New frontiers in the management of dyslipidaemia: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 inhibitors and small interfering ribonucleic acid

This paper provides a summary of the evidence supporting the use of PCSK9 inhibitors and siRNA, with relevant recommendations from consensus guidelines.

Non-fasting lipids: A change in practice

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

Pattern of mental health attendances at a metropolitan university general practice clinic in Sydney before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of mental health attendances in a university-based general practice clinic during phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revisiting ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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

Shared decision making in prostate cancer screening: An update

Developments in the diagnosis of prostate cancer to highlight the advances for primary care physicians to facilitate the shared decision-making process.

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.