WA News Letters
After Hours and Consumers
Written by Ms Pip Brennan   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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It sounds too good to be true. No waiting, no going to the GP surgery, and someone coming to you in the comfort of your home, after hours, and bulk billing you. What is not to like?

In Defence of Antibiotics
Written by Adj/Prof John Yovich   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017


I am perplexed about the editorial in the Medical Journal of Australia (17 April 2017) concerning antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the lopsided viewpoint it presented.

Make credentialing simple!
Written by Dr Stuart C. Burton   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017


I am a regular locum provider and would certainly NOT wish to avoid the rigours of agencies scrutinising my qualifications

Declare War on Waste
Written by Dr Belinda McManus   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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On the subject of waste in the health system I think there is one area that is being overlooked and yet would account for a great deal of cost.

Super not just for retirees
Written by Dr Kane Della Vedova   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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I write in response to the articles on changes to superannuation tax rules in the new budget (Help to Negotiate the Super Circus, June)

Typos – check the source
Written by Ms Penny Boon   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017


As a Medical Secretary I take umbrage at your inference that the so-called "typos" are that of the Medical Secretary.

Telehealth for rural patients
Written by Dr Toby Pearn   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017


More specialists are doing Telehealth but it remains a slow uptake.

MBI for breast screening
Written by Ms Rhonda Harrup   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017


The first MBI camera is now operating in WA, the only state in Australia where the BreastScreen program discloses breast density composition to its patients.

SCOFF for eating disorders
Written by A/Prof Anthea Fursland   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017

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Eating disorders are particularly complex because they sit at the interface of physical and mental health.

Hope on the horizon for FDV
Written by Ms Kedy Kristal   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017

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The Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services represents over 60 domestic and family violence services in WA and this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Cultural Barriers to Care
Written by Dr Aesen Thambiran   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017

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Evidence shows that patients who don’t speak English are more satisfied with their care and are more likely to take their treatments correctly when interpreters are used.

ATAPS chop devastating
Written by Website update   
Thursday, 27 April 2017


Responces to the closure of ATAPS

Raw Deal for Rural GPs
Written by Dr Philip Green   
Thursday, 27 April 2017


WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is doing a disservice to the Rural GPs

End-of-life choices
Written by Mr Robin Chapple   
Thursday, 27 April 2017

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WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is doing a disservice to the Rural GPs

Insurance and Cost Spirals
Written by Dr Linda Swan   
Monday, 27 February 2017

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Cost cutting and reducing waste are only part of the solution to spiralling costs.

Culpable Drivers and Docs
Written by Dr Revle Bangor-Jones   
Monday, 27 February 2017

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Legislation is changing to the Road Traffic Act that will affect how evidence is collected.

Notification of Induced Abortion
Written by Dr Revle Bangor-Jones   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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The legal obligations of doctors around induced abortion are made clear.

Pain Faculty Cans Marajuana
Written by Dr Max Majedi   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Use of medicinal marijuana gets the red light from the pain specialists

Phones not the problem
Written by Dr Skye Croesser   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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The world won't stop spinning if you turn off your phone.

Tax Alcohol Equally
Written by Dr Michael Christmass   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017


The devastation wreaked by alcohol should catch the eye of the Australian Tax Office.

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