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WA corporate medicine performance climbs
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504city_2.jpgGeneral practice management group IPN reported a half yearly loss of $2.9 million, an increase from the previous corresponding period. During the half year, the company bought 18 medical centres from Endeavour Health Care, with 14 of these in WA.
Graham Jacobs - new MLA for Rowe
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Jacobs_Graham.jpgDr Graham Jacobs is the new Liberal Member for Rowe in the Legislative Assembly, looking after 12,000 constituents within a rectangular coastal electorate west of Esperance. He was elected from a weakened contestant field....
Drug addiction and leaving prison
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504Outcare_Peter_Sirr.jpgPeter Sirr is the executive director of Outcare, a community organisation seeking to prevent crime in Western Australia by providing rehabilitative and supportive services for offenders, ex-offenders and their families.
Stopping illicit drug use
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Patterson_Murray.jpgHealth Department chief pharmacist Murray Patterson has the task of regulatory control for the treatment of drug addicts using pharmacotherapies offered through authorised GPs and pharmacies.
Rural students look to their roots
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504_2005_Bunbury_medical_students.jpgThese Bunbury students were full of smiles after learning of their success in being offered places to study medicine at the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Western Australia.
Insulin pumps - good if you can afford them.
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504pump_in_hand.jpgBefore the federal election, Diabetes Australia was begging the major political parties to assist diabetics who were in need of an insulin infusion pump.
New GP palliative care attachments
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Tandon_Anil_Dr.jpgThe 3 to 5 day attachment to a palliative care specialist in Perth is the response of the National Palliative Care Program to the needs of general practitioners, particularly those in rural areas...
GP involvement in reform
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
The Health Reform Implementation Taskforce (HRIT) GP Reference Group had its first meeting in November. The Group's terms of reference and scope will soon be finalised. The interim terms of reference are...
Irony in Prime Health Group purchase
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_Poynton_John.jpgBack in 1998, John Poynton, as chairman of Poynton & Partners, assisted Dr Garry Garside enter his occupational health business Prime Health into the Endeavour Healthcare shell and raise capital for the purchase of general practices and pathology
Tsunami - the WA medical response
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_0502Dr_Buynder_at_Mataye_Refugee_Camp.jpgWhen the earthquake and tsunami struck Aceh at 08:58 Perth time on Boxing Day, some Western Australians immediately moved to help.
Peter Anderton Memorial Awards 2004
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_TenSeldam_Jeannie_Anderton_Kevin_Carthew.jpgDr Ralph ten Seldam received the Graduate Award, a worthy general practitioner who has contributed to the practice of medicine.
Collective Wisdom Conference
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
WA GP Education and Training (WAGPET) recently conducted its inaugural Collective Wisdom conference. The aim was to bring together GP registrars, supervisors, medical educators and others to reflect on and celebrate the challenges and achievements of GP training in WA.
2005 Ride for Youth
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_0502Ride_for_Youth_2004D.jpg"Ride for Youth" is a charity bike ride aimed at raising awareness and funds for community group Youth Focus in their fight against youth suicide and deliberate self harm.
Screws and scrubs
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_LubichJoeDr_prison_cropped.jpgDr Joe Lubich has been a fixture of Albany prison for the last 33 years, working in an out of sight area of the medical profession.
Weight loss and the media
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_0610guyonscales_2.jpgCall me a party pooper but there is nothing real about putting a whole group of strangers together in a house or on a desert island and getting them to do tasks that they wouldn't ordinarily do.
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