Sexual health the focus for Dr YES trip

Sexual health the focus for Dr YES trip


Monday 21 January 2019

Following a hectic 12 months, Dr YES farewelled 2018 with its annual end-of-year rural trip to the South West. Over five days, a team of 25 volunteers reached more than 2,000 high school students from Mandurah to Busselton and everywhere …


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AMA action on alcohol


Monday 21 January 2019

Doctors witness the harms from excessive alcohol consumption first hand – be it the chaos of an emergency department during the disco shift, a patient with chronic liver disease, or a child affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.   Accordingly, …


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Immunisation – Improved flu vaccine rates the bright spot


Monday 21 January 2019

Influenza   The flu vaccine left a sting last year with shortages and the ill-timed, poorly thought out announcement of a pharmacy National Immunisation Program (NIP) trial.   Initially Western Australia braced itself for a harsh flu season, given the …


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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti


Monday 14 January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …


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Fragmentation of care


Monday 14 January 2019

One of the fundamental tenets of primary care is quality and continuity. There is plenty of evidence that continuity of care results in better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.   So why would anyone want to fragment care and why …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program update

Thursday, 7th February 2019

The self-collection component of the National Cervical Screening Program aims to improve participation in cervical screening by providing an alternative collection process for asymptomatic women who are under-screened or never screened. Currently, self-collection (i.e. collection of a vaginal swab for …