Where are those knitting needles, again?

Where are those knitting needles, again?


Friday 6 September 2019

It’s two months from exams, and I’m in the library being taught valuable skills from a fellow classmate. It involves two needles and plenty of patience. No, it’s not phlebotomy. It’s the art of making a blanket.   The technique …


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Medical Training Survey a valuable tool


Friday 6 September 2019

This year’s AHPRA renewal will come with a link to a survey. Yes, it’s August and I think I’m somewhere in the high 100s of survey invites, and wistfully imagining winning the occasional iPad or gift card that’s sometimes used …


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Fragmentation of care will cost every Australian dearly


Friday 30 August 2019

The Australian healthcare system consistently rates in the world’s top 10 in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) health outcomes. A major reason for this is the strong, high quality, primary healthcare system lead by General Practice. Ninety per …


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Diagnosing younger onset dementia a complex process


Friday 30 August 2019

One in 13 people diagnosed with dementia in Australia are diagnosed before the age of 65. Known as younger onset dementia, it affects almost 28,000 people nationally, and around 2,800 people living in Western Australia.   As younger onset dementia …


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GP at the heart of Medical Home model


Thursday 29 August 2019

Behind the debacle that was the Health Care Homes program, there was a grain of truth. The concept of the patient-centred medical home was initially developed and promoted in the US, as an attempt to reform its fragmented and hugely …


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Where are those knitting needles, again?
Harry D’Souza
Friday, 6th September 2019

It’s two months from exams, and I’m in the library being taught valuable skills from a fellow classmate. It involves two needles and plenty of patience. No, it’s not phlebotomy. It’s the art of making a blanket.   The technique …