WA News Letters
Push for assisted dying bill
Written by Dr Alida Lancee   
Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Despite advances in medical care, many people still face a protracted and miserable dying experience.

Doctors aren’t easily bought
Written by Milton Catelin   
Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Transparency is a positive pursuit that adds useful information to improve a health care professional’s understanding of the treatments they prescribe.

Hospital trash is another’s treasure
Written by Dr Robert Davies   
Tuesday, 29 August 2017


The obscenity of the waste generated in our hospitals is surpassed by a Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital bureaucracy that recently refused to donate unused expired medical equipment to those of us involved in overseas medical and surgical aid projects.

Theatre's War on Waste
Written by Dr James Anderson   
Thursday, 03 August 2017


Waste in operating theatres

Pelvic mesh misery for some
Written by Carolyn Chisholm   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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The dangers of transvaginal mesh.

Caution for telehealth dermatology
Written by Dr Genevieve Sadler   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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The limitations of managing dermatological conditions via telehealth.

Risk is life-affirming
Written by Dr John Hilton   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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Too often we follow our narrow paths in search of the goals of our profession and building our little kingdoms without facing the risks of real-world experience.

Armchair adrenaline junkie
Written by Dr Lindy Roberts   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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Is the cost of ‘going to the edge’ worth it?

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

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