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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

Current Active Projects - Seeking Recruitment


Targeting Treatable Traits in COPD to Prevent Hospitalisations (TERRACOTTA)

The TERRACOTTA trial aims to reduce COPD hospitalisations through tailored, interdisciplinary care. GPs, nurses, pharmacists & more will deliver personalized treatments.

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Evaluating the feasibility of a digital program for secondary prevention of stroke.

Researchers at the CSIRO and Monash University have developed a digital program for secondary stroke prevention. We are conducting research with General Practitioners to better understand the potential barriers and facilitators for its implementation in practice.

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Managing patients with comorbid hearing loss and dementia

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are conducting a research project investigating the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of General Practitioners about hearing loss and cognitive impairment. 

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Childhood sleep problems in primary care

Researchers at Bond University are conducting a NHMRC-funded qualitative research study aiming to explore GPs' experiences, perspectives, and current practices in helping children who may have sleep problems.


GP's use of non-drug interventions in primary care

We are a team of researchers at the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare at Bond University. In collaboration with RACGP, we are conducting a program of research to optimise the use of non-drug interventions in primary care, including designing an effective platform for prescribing non-drug interventions.  


Understanding the Diagnosis And treatment of Secondary Hypertension (U-DASH)

Researchers from Monash University and Hudson Research are seeking GPs to have their say on the diagnosis and management of secondary hypertension in Australia.


Developing a co-designed vaping cessation program for young adults

Researchers at Griffith University are developing a co-designed vaping cessation program for young adults; exploring vaping cessation with vapers/former vapers and key stakeholders involved in caring for the health of young people.

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Digital health support for people with chronic pain reducing opioid dose

Researchers at the University of Sydney are conducting a trial to test whether a DIGITAL HEALTH intervention can support people with CHRONIC PAIN while they are reducing their OPIOID dose.

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Perceived relevance of consequences of diagnostic labelling

Researchers from the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare are interested in GPs current practice and how best to communicate to patients about the potential harms and benefits of routine screening for non-cancer health conditions.


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.

Completed Projects / No longer recruiting


Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

Researchers at the University of Sydney/Bond University's research study is aiming to codesign a new model of care – ‘delay and consider’ – for prostate cancer screening.

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Web-Based Learning for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses Regarding Behavior Change: Qualitative Descriptive Study

Griffith University's project aimed to determine the acceptability and feasibility of a Queensland Health e-learning suite for continual professional development. This project has been completed and published in an open-access journal. Please click on "More info" to access the publication.


What makes a good doctor


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

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

Researchers at Monash University investigated GPs attitudes and prescribing intentions in regards to e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.

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This NHMRC funded randomised controlled trial, aimed 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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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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Online resources to prevent and manage childhood obesity

Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld) in collaboration with Griffith University researched resources and tools to prevent and manage childhood obesity in their practices.

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Patient role in interprofessional collaborative practice

Bond University conducted a qualitative research study involving primary healthcare professionals and their experiences with interprofessional collaborative practice for chronic conditions. 

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Cancer screening in older adults

Researchers at the University of Sydney heard 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.


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.




This cluster randomised trial, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council,  explored 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.


Monitoring micronutrient status among people undergoing bariatric and metabolic surgery

Bond University is conducting a qualitative research study, aiming to explore the perspectives of health professionals’ who provide care to patients undergoing bariatric and metabolic surgery, specifically around management of patients’ micronutrient status.

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