Nick Carr is a GP in St Kilda and previously an associate lecturer in the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne. He trained at Cambridge University and Charing Cross Hospital, London before moving to Melbourne in 1988. He completed a Master’s Degree (on antibiotic prescribing for sore throat) at The University of Melbourne in1992.
Nick has a long-standing interest in Quality Use of Medicines (QUM). He was QUM consultant for his Division of General Practice and is a member of the writing group for Therapeutic Guidelines - Psychotropic. He has been a member of the Pharmaceutical Health and Rational Use of Medicine (PHARM) Committee, and has also worked extensively with the National Prescribing Service. Nick has a particular interest in drug-seeking behaviour, and runs workshops on how to manage “doctor-shopping” consultations. He has published on a wide variety of subjects, from sore throats to computing, baby sleep programs, enemas, sport, fatigue, personality disorders, parenting and chicken bones and medication issues.
For 3 years Nick presented regular pieces on health for ABC television, most recently on George Negus Tonight, until GNT’s untimely demise late 2004. For 2 years Nick did talkback with Steve Vizard on MTR 1377 until that radio station’s demise in 2012. Is there a pattern developing here? Fortunately, despite his recent contributions on SBS, 3AW and 774, those stations are still running. Nick’s first book, “What happens now? The essential book for first-time fathers” was published by ACER in 2012.