Online training for subscribing GP Practices

What are the benefits in registering with 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service?

National Home Doctor Service now makes it easier for the doctors of general practices that subscribe to 13SICK as their afterhours service, to earn CPD points. Doctors of subscribing practices can watch any of the videos below, complete the online test and earn CPD points. There are a number of reasons why you should choose 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service as your Practice’s after hours service provider.

We also host in-person sessions from time to time. Click here to view our list of upcoming face-to-face courses.

 Common Respiratory Conditions

 Palliative Care



Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:

Describe the key features on history and examination for otitis media, bacterial tonsillitis, croup, asthma and bronchiolitis

Explain the Centor score for evaluating bacterial tonsillitis

Develop a checklist to identify the red flags in brochiolitis

Discuss the Therapeutic Guidelines for treatment of otitis media

Discuss the Therapeutic Guidelines for treatment of bacterial tonsillitis

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:

Discuss a patient’s palliative care needs and treatment options in the terminal phase

Monitor and review patient response to treatment in the terminal phase of palliative care

Develop, implement and communicate a terminal phase management plan with the patient’s caregiver and other health professionals to enhance patient safety

Review the practical aspects of caring for someone in the terminal phase including options for medication access and delivery

Explain legal responsibilities at the time of death




 Common Eye Emergencies

 Basic Chronic Diseases


 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
List the required equipment for eye examination

Develop strategies to ensure appropriate history is taken and examination techniques utilised to make a correct diagnosis

Demonstrate correct use of mydriatic drops and fluorescein drops

Demonstrate correct management for eye emergencies

Explain the “Golden Eye Rules” from the Melbourne Eye Hospital

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:

Describe the role of the after-hours doctor/service in treatment of people with chronic diseases

Identify management approaches to common problems with respect to chronic diseases that arise in the after hours period

List strategies to help patients support themselves in managing their chronic medical condition

Implement a checklist to avoid common pitfalls and improve patient safety related to presentations primarily associated with a chronic medical condition





 Managing Medical Emergencies

Consultation Communication


Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

Apply a structured approach when assessing and managing a critically ill patient

List emergency drugs and their indications

Use basic and advanced life support algorithms

 Learning Outcomes 

Did you know the 70% of the time the root cause of a patient safety event comes down to communication! Communication between doctor and patient; communication between doctors and other healthcare professionals. Join Dr Paresh Dawda as he discusses effective communication strategies in this recording.

Patient-clinician communication in hospitals

Models of the consultation