Join the conversation: RACGP launches Generally Speaking

Morgan Liotta

22/04/2020 3:01:49 PM

The new RACGP podcast is aimed at keeping GPs engaged and informed.

Dr Gillian Singleton and Dr Billy Stoupas
GPs Dr Gillian Singleton and Dr Billy Stoupas are hosting the podcast, and hope it will inspire other GPs.

Kicking off with a two-part COVID-19 special, Generally Speaking will cover a range of topics designed to connect GPs with their colleagues and build community engagement.
‘The new podcast aims to keep our GP community well connected and informed through a series of inspiring conversations with college members,’ RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon told newsGP.
‘Now, more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic, we can benefit from shared experiences and patient stories, as well as learning about the latest medical developments and sustainable business models across the Australian general practice landscape.’

Hosts Dr Gillian Singleton and Dr Billy Stoupas say the podcast will cover a broad range of interesting topics.
‘Each episode we will be joined by a different subject matter expert who will share their story and help us explore topical healthcare issues,’ Dr Singleton said.
‘You will hear a variety of views, be inspired by our amazing colleagues and hopefully learn something new.
‘GPs who tune in will hear tips from our experts on how they overcome challenges in their community whilst also looking after their own wellbeing in these trying times.’

A key objective is for GPs across Australia to engage in the podcast and suggest new ideas, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Stoupas said.
‘We want this to be a collaborative process and members will have the opportunity to comment and inform future topic selection,’ he said.

‘The pandemic has really shone a light on just how essential primary care is. GPs should never be taken for granted and I think this podcast will highlight once again just how diverse and interesting our work is. 
‘This is a really exciting opportunity and I can’t wait to hear feedback from listeners in the months ahead.’
Upcoming episodes include:
  • COVID-19 update with Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Advisor of the Department of Health
  • Business resilience in challenging times with Dr Todd Cameron, Acting Chair of the RACGP Business of General Practice Specific Interests network
  • Disaster recovery – a personal story from with Dr Michael Clements, Deputy Chair of RACGP Rural
  • Owning a practice – tips and tricks from Dr Maria Boulton, a Brisbane GP and Director of Family Doctors Plus
  • Aged care royal commission – current events in aged care with Associate Professor Paresh Dawda, member of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care
  • The many faces of addiction with Dr Paul Grinzi, member of RACGP Victoria’s Drug and Alcohol Committee
  • Mental health presentations with Dr Jim Antoniadis, Chair, GP and Psychiatry Liaison Committee, RACGP Victoria
  • Refugee and asylum seeker health – the important role of all GPs, featuring Dr Kate Walker, Chair of RACGP Refugee Health Specific Interests network
 Dr Nespolon invites all members to subscribe to the podcast to keep the conversation going and to share with other GPs.
‘I encourage you to join the conversation to help support your practice, your wellbeing, and the health of our nation,’ he said.
Subscribe to ‘Generally Speaking’ wherever podcasts are found or via the RACGP website.
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