Category Archives: Healthcare

5 ingredients for effective collaboration

Collaboration is often talked about but not always easy to achieve.

It is time to leave the Machiavellian era of Australian healthcare behind

Who’s going to take the first step?

Allegations not proven – but still published?

We need to have another long hard look at this.

How to upgrade your organisation’s tribal culture

Medicine needs more people who build bridges.

Is community pharmacy on a road to nowhere?

Lobbying and political donations are still the norm.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too

An example of the Government wanting more for less?

Is value based healthcare devaluing care?

Value is more than outcomes, says Professor Jan Kremer.

Can we deliver high value care with one eye on the clock and the other on the screen?

Our patients deserve our time.

Thank God, Australia is now licensed to ‘moisten intestines’ and ‘replenish the gates of vitality’

The TGA’s new list of permitted indications is not based on scientific evidence.

Tribes, tribulation and the elephant in the room

Time to move to the next level.

New skills, fewer scripts and less screen time: 3 resolutions for the new year

What would Richard Branson do?

Less is more

Speech given at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) 

Spin and misrepresentation: the toxic mix of academia and media

A worrisome trend in the reporting of academic research.

About addictive painkillers and dirty backdoor deals

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is increasingly becoming a disruptive factor in healthcare.

Mandatory reporting of health professionals: 4 options

The Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council has come up with several new options.

Health of the Nation: good and bad news according to Australia’s GPs 

Mental health is today’s biggest health problem.

Bizarre research article about parental confidence in GPs gets a mention in ABC’s Media Watch

Media Watch sets the record straight: Parents #trustaGP

Why your GP doesn’t have a Facebook sharing attitude

Insurers should never have access to patient health records.

New study shows high parental confidence in GPs, but researchers draw bizarre conclusions

This style of reporting research findings is not helpful.

Promising breakthrough: dramatic miracle cure offers hope to victims

Life-changing breakthroughs in primary care do not attract much media attention.