Paul Smith

Paul Smith


He has won multiple journalism awards and has twice been named Health Journalist of the Year by the National Press Club.

Published Articles

Chiros banned from performing spinal manipulation on kids under two

The chiropractic board's interim policy is 'designed to protect the public' until the results of an inquiry are released.
15 March 2019

What exactly is chiropractic paediatric spinal manipulation used to treat?

ANALYSIS: Australian Doctor goes looking for answers ... without much luck.
14 March 2019

Junior doctors go cold on GP training

And the Medicare freeze is to blame, says former RACGP president Dr Liz Marles.
13 March 2019

Heart Foundation responds to GP criticism of new heart check item

Absolute CV risk assessments 'poorly implemented' in primary care.
07 March 2019

New mandatory reporting law: what it means for you

Critics fear suicides will continue because impaired doctors may avoid reaching out.
27 February 2019

Baby videos, chiros, docs and why AHPRA is struggling

COMMENT: The system works on peer review, meaning chiros are judging chiros, writes Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.
25 February 2019

She was only 10: Inquest highlights devastating suicide epidemic in the Kimberley

Another coroner's report has exposed the needless deaths of young Indigenous people. What, if anything, can be done to stop the sadness?
21 February 2019

No more 'open body orifices': TGA revamps CAM indications

Watchdog uses CAM experts for advice on dubious claims.
19 February 2019

Turnstile, cream-skim medicine? RACGP hits back at Pharmacy Guild

President Dr Harry Nespolon responds to the lobby group's attack on GPs.
13 February 2019

Leading GP in critical condition after almost drowning

Professor Chris Del Mar was rescued by a member of the public on Sunday morning.
12 February 2019