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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RESEARCH STUDY ON ALLIED HEALTH IN PALLIATIVE AGED CARE

JANUARY 2020

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care.

The survey takes about 10-20 minutes to complete. Click here to participate or contact Dr Kelly Jones via kelly.jones@flinders.edu.au.

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PFAS HEALTH STUDY

JANUARY 2020

Australian National University is conducting an epidemiological study on the health effects of exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

Kiama and Shellharbour have been chosen as comparison for Williamtown. Residents who participate will be offered a blood test. GPs may receive their patients' blood test results.

Contact pfas.health.study@anu.edu.au or call 1800 430 903.

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SURVEY ON DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS FOR MELANOMA

DECEMBER 2019

Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Health, is researching the usage of various diagnostic tools for melanoma by general practitioners.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes. Your responses will provide valuable insight into how patients with melanoma are diagnosed and how patients at high risk of melanoma are monitored.

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EFFECT OF COST ON ACCESS TO ASTHMA MEDICINE

OCTOBER 2019

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney invite GPs to take part in a single focus group of around 1 hour’s duration or a telephone interview of around 30 minutes to help determine the impact of cost in people’s decisions about asthma medicines.

If you would like to take part, please contact Dr Sharon Davis, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney at s.davis@sydney.edu.au or by calling (02) 91 140 371.

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SURVEY ABOUT ATTITUDES TO CERVICAL SCREENING

OCTOBER 2019

Researchers at the University of Sydney are interested in hearing from clinicians about their views and experiences of the revised Australian National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP).

Findings will be used to understand the impact of the changes for GPs and guide strategies for effectively implementing the NCSP changes.

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INTERVIEW ABOUT DRIVING IN THE SENIOR YEARS

SEPTEMBER 2019

Doctors and nurses working in general practice are invited to share your views on current practices and challenges in determining driver safety among senior drivers.

For more information, please contact Nadine Veerhuis at nadinev@uow.edu.au.

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MANAGING SLEEP DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE

AUGUST 2019

This study aims to understand GPs’ current practices, attitudes and confidence in managing sleep disorders; perceptions of existing sleep health care pathways and the enablers and barriers to change.

Find out more by clicking on the link below, you can also download a consent form here.

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RESEARCH ABOUT THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF PATIENTS AND CARERS

AUGUST 2019

Researchers at the University of Canberra are conducting research that examines the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals who provide care for someone who lives with a chronic illness. 

They are looking for adults who provide informal care for another adult with a chronic illness. 

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