Supporting GPs to care for our senior Australians

Supporting GPs to care for our senior Australians


Monday 29 October 2018

Our government is absolutely committed to delivering first-class aged care for senior Australians. Our elders deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and I know GPs are as committed to delivering this quality of service as I am.   …


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Is the doctor coming?


Monday 29 October 2018

Australia’s aged care system is failing older people. The Oakden Report has shed light on a wide range of issues facing aged care. AMA members are of the view that the occurrences at the Oakden Older Mental Health Service (Oakden) …


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Community the loser in proposed gold, silver and bronze categories


Tuesday 23 October 2018

It is time for the AMA and the medical profession to call out Health Minister Greg Hunt’s reforms of the Private Health Insurance (PHI) industry as window dressing at best. In an era where so much discussion is on value-based …


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Personalised medicine using nanoparticles for breast cancer treatment


Tuesday 23 October 2018

At the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Perth, a Cancer Epigenetics team is investigating ways to leverage the great opportunities that nanotechnology offers in the treatment of one of the most challenging cancers, triple negative breast cancer.   …


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Dense Breasts | An emerging issue for GPs


Tuesday 23 October 2018

Mammographic breast density is a challenging new area for general practitioners and their patients. High mammographic breast density lowers the sensitivity of breast cancer screening and moderately increases breast cancer risk. BreastScreen WA notifies women and their GPs when a …


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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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It’s a mistake not to have this conversation
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Monday, 12th November 2018

An article in the August edition of Medicus by Dr David Oldham, well summarised by its title To err is human, to forgive is divine, has weighed heavily on my mind these last few weeks. It ties in nicely with …