Research

Get involved with, or take part in some of the local research, surveys or studies currently taking place across the region:

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UNDERSTANDING ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES IN SE NSW

SEPTEMBER 2021

COORDINARE is seeking input from the community and healthcare professionals about current alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues or concerns in our local region. The information collected will be used to help COORDINARE plan and commission AOD services across South Eastern NSW.

You can share your valuable input by completing this short survey by 18 October.

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PHYSICAL WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH STUDY

AUGUST 2021

RMIT University and Charles Sturt University are conducting a research project aimed at understanding people’s experiences of physical wellbeing while living with mental health concerns.

By learning more about people’s experiences they are hoping to support people with lived experiences mental health concerns and to inform and educate service providers and policy-makers. Interested in finding out more? Email Chole Green at chloe.green@rmit.edu.au

 

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REVIEW OF GENERAL PRACTICE ACCREDITATION ARRANGEMENTS

AUGUST 2021

The Department of Health has commissioned an independent review of general practice accreditation arrangements, seeking stakeholder feedback on the strengths and limitations of general practice accreditation. The feedback will inform a final report to be delivered to the Department in October 2021.

mpconsulting is seeking stakeholder feedback on the matters raised in the consultation paper. Find out more and access the survey here.

 

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HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

May 2021

The University of NSW recently conducted a research project using large linked data from NSW around the health service needs of people with psychotic disorders.

As part of this project, they have developed two resources to help disseminate their research – one for health professionals who work with people with psychotic disorders (click here) and one for patients with lived experience (click here).

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RE-IMAGINING RURAL GENERAL PRACTICE & TRAINING

MAY 2021

A consortium comprising Rural Medical Education Australia (formerly QRME), Griffith University and the University of Queensland is surveying changes in rural general practice brought about by Covid-19. It seeks to identify changes that will likely be sustained. 

The consortium is seeking GPs, Registrars, Nurses, and Medical Students to share their thoughts and experience by completing the short survey. Find out more and complete the survey here.

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FACILITATORS & BARRIERS TO PRESCRIBING HEP C TREATMENT

MAY 2021

The University of Sydney is conducting a survey on the facilitators and barriers to prescribing treatment for hepatitis C. If you are a GP working in primary care in Australia then the university would love to hear your thoughts via a short survey. As well as providing valuable information on hepatitis C management, for every completed survey the university will donate $5 to Lifeline.

You can complete the survey by clicking here.

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GP KNOWLEDGE OF BREAST DENSITY

May 2021

Researchers from the University of NSW and University of Wollongong are conducting a survey to explore primary care clinician’s current knowledge, understanding and perspectives about breast density information and notification, including public messaging about breast density.

If you are a GP and would like to take part in the survey or find out more, please click here.