WA News Feature Articles
MDA National's Andrew Miller
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
thumb_Miller_Andrew_Dr.jpgAfter seven years on MDA National Council, Perth anaesthetist Andrew Miller has now been elected president.
CTEC evolves under pressure
Sunday, 01 May 2005
thumb_0505CTEC_EndoscopyCourse.jpgPerth's high-tech Clinical Training and Education Centre (CTEC) is evolving to accommodate a more competitive marketplace and the need to become more financially self-sufficient. This will mean providing a wider number of courses to different clinical groups...
Effective political lobbying
Sunday, 01 May 2005
thumb_0505Eggs_best.jpgWHEN the Federal Government takes control of the Senate and the House of Representatives from July 1, a whole new ball game of lobbying will begin. Medical Forum magazine interviewed two medical practitioner politicians to see how these changes have affected how we lobby them...
Medical Board in uncharted waters
Sunday, 01 May 2005
thumb_Hood_Simon.jpgMedical Board operations now fall under the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), along with the functions of nearly 50 industry and public sector boards and tribunals (except legal practitioners!). The board continues to be financed by the profession. Medical Forum interviewed medical board registrar Simon Hood to ask how changes would impact on the profession.
Tackling substance abuse in Western Australia
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Quigley_Allan_Dr.jpgDrug addiction and recreational drug use do not respect socioeconomic boundaries. Doctors are often in the firing line, one way or the other. Medical Forum discusses these issues and more with Dr Allan Quigley, director of clinical services at Next Step Specialist Drug & Alcohol Services
GPs can make a difference
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Edwards_John_Dr_Mar05.jpgGP John Edwards started working with drug addicts because the drug scene was near his practice. Medical Forum probed for some interesting snippets to do with his work....
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