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Pregnant and addicted
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_LaFrentz_Judy_Ms.jpgJudy LaFrentz RN wears two hats - clinical advisory service coordinator for the Drug and Alcohol Office and liaison nurse at the chemical dependency clinic at King Edward Maternity Hospital.
 
Medical community endorses Medical Forum magazine
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Fergie_Reading_Mag.jpgResults from the November 2004 Readership Survey for Medical Forum magazine, a medical industry publication now entering its eleventh year, have overwhelming endorsed the efforts of the publication's production team. With 94% of GPs and Specialists rating Medical Forum as an enjoyable read, the publication seems to have the balance of news, lifestyle and clinical information where readers want it.
 
Perth counters terrorist attack
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_0503PerthBurning_2.jpgA dull thump in the distance followed minutes later by the sounds of sirens, suggests that something is seriously wrong in the city of Perth. It's an explosion in a high rise building in St George's Terrace - a large truck bomb is suspected. The police and FESA are on site, ambulances are on their way, and...
 
Improving GP-hospital integration
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Ward_Gary_Dr_Feb05outline.jpgNedlands GP Dr Gary Ward is cautiously optimistic about his new position as GP divisions representative on the General Practice Reference Group (GPRG), set up by the Health Reform Implementation Task Force to make sure GPs have a voice.
 
Health Reform: Catch it while you can?
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
Fong_Dr_Neale_Sept04.jpgThe health system is littered with well-intentioned doctors, hungry for improvement, who have taken part in various reviews of sections of the public health system.... Broad brush decisions have been made regarding the public hospitals network etc. Medical Forum caught up with HRIT Executive Chairman Dr Neale Fong, a week before the election.
 
Neurosurgeons reorganise to deliver
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Vaughan_Richard_Dr_Nov04outline.jpgThe challenges facing neurosurgical services in WA are echoed across many specialties. Ageing surgeons, lack of afterhours cover, too many departments and a need to rationalise stretched services. Dr Richard Vaughan is trying to sort it all out...
 
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