WA News Letters
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Bring on the VIth edition!
Thursday, 01 June 2006
Quintner John3_DS.jpg Now that the system of "impairment" assessment based on the AMA (US) Guides V has been legitimized in WA as a surrogate marker for "disability," and WorkCover has licensed sufficient medical specialists...
 
E-poll response: leaving medicine - a healthy sign
Thursday, 01 June 2006
Tan_Shiong_boys_DS.jpgWestern Australia possesses a rich history of the medical profession contributing to the social fabric of our community.
 
Medical trainees: Best way to teach them?
Monday, 01 May 2006
Landau_Lou_Prof_DS.jpgA major issue in training a medical workforce that needs to be addressed over the next 5 years is the provision of appropriate opportunities to offer effective placements for the...
 
A valid complaint
Monday, 01 May 2006
Professor Michael's reply (February edition) to Dr Elisabeth Wynne's letterwas lucid and detailed. He implies, however, that once a complaint has been made, the Medical Board need not...
 
Cash for [waiting room] comment
Monday, 01 May 2006

Faggotter_Ralph_Dr_DS.jpg General practitioners are simultaneously professional service providers and small business operators. Much of the time, these two roles are compatible but on other occasions conflicts between them can arise.

 
Cash for [waiting room] comment
Monday, 01 May 2006
Vecchio_Marisa_Apr06_DS.jpgThere appears to be some confusion expressed by the author relating to the running of advertisements within the practice. The RACGP 3rd edition Standards for General Practices....
 
Doctors for the environment
Monday, 01 May 2006
Castleden_Bill_DrMar06_DS.jpgDEA is continuing to develop as the sole doctor-only environmental organisation in Australia. Membership is growing with increasing momentum and recognition by the Department of Environment...
 
Pap smear guidelines are good news
Monday, 01 May 2006
Westoby_Vicki_Dr_Oct04_DS.jpgWe were delighted to read the Clinipath article New NHMRC Guidelines for the Management of Abnormal Pap Smears in Asymptomatic Women (April edition). The support of the pathology labs is essential prior to...
 
Fear not - genetic research
Saturday, 01 April 2006
Palmer_Lyle_Prof_Aug05_DS.jpgThere were a number of queries regarding the proposed Joondalup Family Health Study (JFHS) raised in Medical Forum. On behalf of the JFHS team, I would like to respond to these queries....
 
Muso medicos - your orchestra awaits
Saturday, 01 April 2006
Chadwick_Lynda_Dr_Dec04_DS.jpgI wanted to pass on my thanks to the team at Medical Forum for advertising the WA Doctor's Orchestra.....
 
A laugh a minute
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Jewell_Ron_DS.jpgI thought this patient encounter might prove amusing...
 
Kalamunda obstetrics protest
Wednesday, 01 March 2006
Ward_Olga_2_DS.jpgThere was a vision, where GPs and GP registrars could learn procedures, upskill in obstetrics, anaesthetics and surgery, and experience general practice with hospital admitting rights. Cradle to grave medicine within...
 
Support for Perth convention convenors
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Ferguson_Anne-Marie_Dec05_DS.jpgThe Bureau is keen to work with health professionals and scientists to showcase Western Australia's world renowned medical expertise...
 
Professors, mates and more
Thursday, 01 December 2005
Kamien_Max_Dr_headshot_DS.jpgTimes have changed from the days of the "God" Professor.
 
Tackling impaired doctors
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Miller_Andrew_Dr_DS.jpgThere is a danger of over identification of impairment in colleagues, and our natural reticence to act on vague suspicion or rumour is well founded.
 
Dr complaint not followed up by Medical Board
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
The article relating to impaired doctors (October edition) and the role of the Medical Board has prompted me to share with readers my experience after making a complaint to the Board regarding another doctor.
 
Unhappy with consumer advocacy
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
I found this confrontation to be quite unacceptable. I was perhaps na?ve in expecting the advocate to have the role of an intermediary in helping communication between my patient and myself.
 
Addictive drugs - access and controls.
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
Patterson_Murray_DS.jpgIn response to Dr Colin Hughes (Medical Forum, Sept edition) the regulation of drugs of addiction, which includes opiates, has two aims - to enable ready access to these drugs for patients with genuine need and to ...
 
Rural and remote support
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is working in Western Australia on the ACRRM Professional Development Program (PDP).
 
The standard of documentation
Thursday, 01 September 2005
thumb_Ryan_Eamon_Mr_Sept_04.jpgOffice of Health Review Director Mr Eamon Ryan outlines consumer complaints regarding doctor communication, and spokespeople for surgeons and GPs respond....
 
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