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Sustainability with Telehealth


Flying Doctor Telehealth reduces the burdens faced by patients needing to travel to access medical appointments. Not only does this travel have an impact on patients, it also affects the environment. RFDS are passionate about providing services to patients that are sustainable and accessible. Within the 2017-18 financial year Flying Doctor Telehealth saved patients approximately [...]

Sustainability with Telehealth2019-04-17T01:49:22+00:00

Flying Doctor Telehealth Research Projects


RFDS Victoria is currently undertaking two research projects to evaluate and improve the care we provide. A Human Research and Ethics Committee have approved our research projects. These projects may use non-identifying information for data analysis so that patients remain anonymous. Current research projects underway: Assessing if telehealth improves access for small rural Victorian communities [...]

Flying Doctor Telehealth Research Projects2019-03-22T04:07:16+00:00

Secure file sharing on the Flying Doctor Telehealth platform


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria does not accept patient information by email, including GP referrals and test results. RFDS is bound by the Privacy Act, including the Australian Privacy Principles. This policy directs how we collect, use, hold and disclose personal information about individuals. Standard unencrypted email is not a supported method of [...]

Secure file sharing on the Flying Doctor Telehealth platform2019-02-18T23:55:16+00:00

Addiction and Pain specialist appointments now available


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria are very pleased to expand our number of specialists providing telehealth appointments on the Flying Doctor Telehealth platform. Dr Raymond Chan has recently joined us to provide Addiction and Pain specialist appointments via telehealth. Dr Chan is available to see patients with difficult chronic pain problems, opioid medication [...]

Addiction and Pain specialist appointments now available2019-01-29T00:02:30+00:00

Flying Doctor Telehealth supporting Health Literacy


The Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) team have developed a health literacy resource. The resource aims to help patients get the most out of every telehealth appointment. What is Health Literacy? Health Literacy is the ability to obtain, process, navigate and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. RFDS Victoria want [...]

Flying Doctor Telehealth supporting Health Literacy2019-01-21T01:03:00+00:00

New speciality: Geriatrician available on Flying Doctor Telehealth


Flying Doctor Telehealth has a new specialist available for telehealth bookings, Dr Ramila Varendran will be providing geriatric telehealth appointments. Dr Varendran is located in Canberra and provides assistance with managing patients with multiple co-morbidities that result in functional decline associated with age. Ramila has a particular interest in dementia, osteoporosis, reducing polypharmacy and advanced [...]

New speciality: Geriatrician available on Flying Doctor Telehealth2018-10-16T00:41:12+00:00

Respiratory case study – Flying Doctor Telehealth


Dr Paul Fogarty has been conducting telehealth appointments for patients that require an appointment with a Respiratory Physician. Dr Fogarty presents a case study, of one of his respiratory telehealth patients, to assist GPs with identifying patients to refer to the service. You can view the Flying Doctor Telehealth - respiratory case study here. Suitability of [...]

Respiratory case study – Flying Doctor Telehealth2019-01-21T01:01:28+00:00

Access for rural patients in Warracknabeal and surrounds


Photo: Kathy Poulton, Wellbeing Coordinator at Rural Northwest Health, discussed telehealth consultations with another staff member. Warracknabeal resident Alan Lucas has benefitted greatly from accessing the Flying Doctor Telehealth service. Alan, who requires oxygen in the home, was able to access an online appointment with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Respiratory Physician, Dr Paul Fogarty. [...]

Access for rural patients in Warracknabeal and surrounds2018-08-03T05:31:38+00:00

Shana’s story – Flying Doctor Telehealth


Flying Doctor Telehealth was recently showcased on the Channel 9 regional news. Shana Colquhoun, telehealth patient, shared her story about accessing Endocrinology appointments via telehealth and how the service assisted with the management of her type 1 diabetes through her first pregnancy. You can watch Shana’s story HERE.

Shana’s story – Flying Doctor Telehealth2018-09-10T02:10:31+00:00

New Flying Doctor Telehealth locations


Eleven new sites have signed up to the Flying Doctor Telehealth service in 2018. The RFDS Telehealth team would like to welcome: Campaspe Family Clinic Dhauwurd-Wurrung Health Service Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Woomelang and Districts Bush Nursing Centre Yarram Medical Centre Docker Street Clinic and South Wangaratta Medical Clinic Coster Street [...]

New Flying Doctor Telehealth locations2018-04-20T05:18:45+00:00