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Are you interested in primary care research? Do you want be part of a dynamic research team, co-design projects, and learn more about research methods? Come and join us and be part of an innovative network of Researchers, GPs, Registrars, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Professionals who want to be involved in practice-based research. We need you to help deliver quality research that is relevant to practice and that can assist you to deliver the best primary care to your patients.

Being involved in the network could present opportunities to conduct activities that qualify for  QI PIP and the opportunity to count towards CDP Activities for the RACGP CPD Triennium.

Any researcher wishing to conduct research with or through GoldNet Research Network must please download and complete the form. Completed applications can be sent to goldnet@bond.edu.au.

Current Active Projects - Seeking Recruitment

Medical Information

Online resources to prevent and manage childhood obesity

Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld) in collaboration with Griffith University would like ideas and feedback from Queensland GPs and Practice Nurses on resources and tools to prevent and manage childhood obesity in their practices.

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ACL injury management patient decision aid

University of Melbourne is looking for GPs who have seen patients with ACL injury, to complete an online survey. Findings will be used to develop a patient decision aid for ACL injury management. 

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IMPRovE

 

This NHMRC funded randomised controlled trial, aims to increase the delivery of evidence-based care by GPs in treating patients with a work-related mental health condition. GPs will improve their care for these patients, and engage with peers and key opinion leaders as part of the intervention – which is designed to implement the RACGP endorsed ‘Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice’.

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Activating Primary Care COPD Patients with Multimorbidity (APCOM) Trial

The APCOM Trial is a MRFF-funded primary health care implementation research initiative being conducted by Bond University, UNSW Sydney, University of Queensland, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Wollongong Australia, University of Sydney, Lung Foundation Australia, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The trial aims to improve the quality of life of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic conditions through an innovative nurse-led tailored, self-management program in QLD and NSW general practices.

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Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

Researchers at the University of Sydney/Bond University are inviting GPs to take part in a research study aiming to codesign a new model of care – ‘delay and consider’ – for prostate cancer screening.

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Online Learning for GPs and Practice Nurses regarding brief Interventions for behaviour change

Griffith University is looking for Queensland based General Practitioners and Practice Nurses to participate in a 45 minute interview to determine the acceptability and feasibility of a Queensland Health e-learning suite for continual professional development.

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Depression

 

This cluster randomised trial, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, is exploring whether asking patients in general practice about depressive symptoms and providing this information to their GP improves identification and appropriate treatment of depression and leads to improved mental health outcomes for patients.

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Other Active Projects

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Antimicrobial Resistance Project

 

There are several effective interventions that reduce the use of antibiotic prescribing in primary care, however each are different and might potentially work best if matched to practitioners with different needs. But we don’t know a couple of things.

Completed Projects

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Patient role in interprofessional collaborative practice

 

Bond University is conducting a qualitative research study involving primary healthcare professionals and their experiences with interprofessional collaborative practice for chronic conditions. GPs are invited to participate in the interview study aiming to explore their experiences of patient involvement in team care.

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GPs knowledge, attitudes and prescribing intentions for e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid

 

Researchers at Monash University are investigating GPs attitudes and prescribing intentions in regards to e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. A significant change to policy impacting the availability of nicotine for use in e-cigarettes in Australia took effect from October 1, 2021.

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What makes a good doctor

 

A PhD student at Bond University is conducting a qualitative study. This involves collecting qualitative data from medical doctors on their experiences of exceptionally good doctors. The aim of the study is to describe exceptional doctors. 

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Cancer screening in older adults

 

Researchers at the University of Sydney are interested in hearing from GPs who are practising in Australia about their approaches to breast, cervical, prostate and/or bowel cancer screening in older adults aged 70 years or older.