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Nick Carr

Melbourne-based GP and author

Dr Nick Carr is a Melbourne-based GP, author and broadcaster. His interests include the care of the elderly, psychological medicine and paediatrics.

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Take it from a doc: telehealth is a keeper. But why is the sound quality so bad?

Telehealth is changing the way doctors care for their patients. And while it'll never replace face-to-face consultations entirely, it's still an incredibly useful tool.

National Mental Health Commission CEO Christine Morgan speaks about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

COVID-19 and mental health: an already broken system needs to be fixed now

Our mental health services have long been underfunded and sub-standard. We need to do more than slap a few bandaids on once COVID-19 is over.

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A doctor's note: don't dream it's over — the crisis may only be beginning

As people dream of an end to lockdowns, it's wise to remember that Australia has been the lucky country — and our luck may run out.

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Life during coronavirus: the things I miss

Who'd have thought someone could be wistful for traffic?

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Even when the crisis is over, telehealth is here to stay

By the time the coronavirus lockdown is over, telehealth services will be well and truly embedded in our health care system. And that might not be such a bad thing.

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Are we seeding a flu crisis later in the year? Looks like we might be

People have been flocking to get their flu vaccination early this year. But our resident GP wonders if that's the right approach.

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Outdated law makes doctors criminals, leaves dying patients anxious

A clash in state and federal laws means doctors who are self-isolating because of COVID-19 are unable to assist terminally ill patients seeking to end their lives.

Improvisation is the latest medical skill our GPs are having to learn

Why are doctors being forced to improvise on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus?

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'Doctor' Trump is a fake and needs to be struck off before he kills again

Bad advice about COVID-19 can be fatal. Especially when it comes from the US president.

Trump wants to relax the US shutdown. We asked a GP for a considered response

If social distancing measures in the USA are relaxed early because 'Our country was not built to be shut down', Italy could soon look like a warm-up act.