Category Archives: Healthcare

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.

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.