Category Archives: 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.

Disruption by the after-hours industry and why you should care

It’s time to use our Medicare dollars wisely.

A victory for common sense (and patient care)

I’m pleased to see that a pathology corporate seems to follow ethical principles.

Blood tests at the chemist is like getting your car serviced at the lawn mower shop

Nothing wrong with the lawn mower shop but it just isn’t the right place.

No new governance model for GPs yet – Just what the doctor ordered?

In the end members have decided and that needs to be respected.

Talking governance: Getting rid of the disconnect

New RACGP governance Model offers a solution for the perceived ‘disconnect’.

Talking Governance: Why board diversity is important for success

A mindset shift is required to create more diversity on boards

Doctors vs corporates: who’s winning?

The medical profession is often up against lobbyists representing big commercial interests.

The rise and fall of the medical expert

Expert advice seems to be taking a backseat while populism is gaining momentum.

Health Care Homes: not yet where the heart is

Why doctors have called for a delay in the implementation of the Health Care Homes.

Why the proposed Health Care Homes are not about patient-centred care

Is this really the biggest health reform in a generation?

Health Care Home for sale?

The proposed model is inadequately funded and will not improve health outcomes.

The daunting revalidation dilemma

Revalidation of Australian doctors will be introduced in the next 2-5 years.

Pharmacy vax claims need a pinch of salt

Are the new health services in community pharmacies really a success?

Live life to the Max

Prof Max Kamien about writing, blowflies and the Oath of Fellowship.