The National Guide Podcast

The National Guide – best practice preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Guide Podcast is a collaboration between the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). In each episode, host Lauren Trask, NACCHO Implementation Officer and CQI expert, speaks to general practitioners and researchers on updates and changes in the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Listeners will hear about the latest evidence on a range of topics from the authors of the third edition of the National Guide - grassroots general practitioners and researchers with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. The National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is one of the most widely used clinical guidelines in Australia. The National Guide supports primary healthcare providers to understand what works in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, how to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, while allowing for local and regional variations. For more details or to access the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, visit the RACGP website: http://bit.ly/2pvP9Rj

Our final episode for 2018 is part one of the two part episode on family abuse and violence. Dr Annalise Crane and Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh provide us with important information on what language people may use to describe, and sometimes minimise, their experience of family violence when speaking with their GP. Also, what are some of the symptoms your patient may present with that could suggest they are experiencing abuse or violence.

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In the second of a two-part episode, we bring together three experts in Aboriginal health to discuss some issues and strategies for delivering more appropriate healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Ms Ada Parry, Associate Professor Peter O’Mara and Dr Olivia O’Donoghue discuss opportunities for practical applications of the National Guide, including the importance of building long term relationships with patients and culturally responsive healthcare.


The National Guide is one of the most widely used clinical guidelines in Australia, supporting primary healthcare providers to understand what works in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more details or to access the National Guide, visit the RACGP website: http://bit.ly/2pvP9Rj

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In the first of a two part episode, we bring together three key experts in Aboriginal Health to discuss some of the issues and strategies to deliver more appropriate healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Ms Ada Parry, Associate Professor Peter O’Mara and Dr Olivia O’Donoghue discuss opportunities for practical applications of the National Guide, including the importance of building long term relationships with patients and culturally responsive healthcare.


The National Guide is one of the most widely used clinical guidelines in Australia, supporting primary healthcare providers to understand what works in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more details or to access the National Guide, visit the RACGP website: http://bit.ly/2pvP9Rj

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“FASD is a very complex problem, bound up in social, historical and in some instances cultural history. The responses to it need to be equally complex, very sensitive, and compassionate” – Dr James Fitzpatrick


Lead clinical researcher of ‘Make FASD History,’ Dr James Fitzpatrick discusses one of the new chapters to the National Guide, Chapter 3: Child Health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).


Dr Fitzpatrick outlines some primary and secondary prevention strategies to reduce use of alcohol in pregnancy, and the specific tools GPs and other primary healthcare workers can use to support their patients. He highlights the importance for health care professionals to feel comfortable and empowered to talk about alcohol use in pregnancy without stigmatising, blaming, or shaming pregnant women.


The National Guide is one of the most widely used clinical guidelines in Australia, supporting primary healthcare providers to understand what works in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more details or to access the National Guide, visit the RACGP website: http://bit.ly/2pvP9Rj

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“How big an issue is cardiovascular disease in my particular setting?” – Professor David Peiris


Clinical Editor of the National Guide, Professor David Peiris, speaks to notable international and local changes in the management of cardiovascular disease in the third edition of the National Guide. He explains the most important preventative activities for healthcare practitioners when treating cardiovascular disease.


Professor David Peiris also gives a glimpse into behind the scenes of developing the National Guide working with chapter authors on revisions and maintaining overall consistency.


The National Guide is one of the most widely used clinical guidelines in Australia, supporting primary healthcare providers to understand what works in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more details or to access the National Guide, visit the RACGP website: http://bit.ly/2pvP9Rj

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