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Published Articles

Doctors call for more nurses in aged-care homes

GP says the level of clinical rigour has diminished due to lack of skilled staff.
18 September 2018

Government agencies can access your patients' My Health Record without a warrant

The legal thresholds for police and government agencies to access patients' clinical information on My Health Record are “significantly lower” than those protecting patient records held by doctors, according to advice from the Parliamentary Library
25 July 2018

Doctor-shoppers: Govt to send GPs the names of suspect patients

GPs will be given a monthly list of suspected doctor-shoppers turning up at their practice under a Federal Government plan to reduce opioid misuse
19 July 2018

My Health Record opt-out: 'I don't think it's gone well'

The My Health Record website crashed on Monday after patients flocked to the site to opt out of having a record automatically created for them come November.
17 July 2018

'Three-parent IVF’ just got one step closer

The ground-breaking ‘three-parent IVF’ technique that can prevent babies from being born with life-threatening mitochondrial disease could soon be legal in Australia thanks to a landmark Senate report
28 June 2018

GP numbers flatline while other specialists soar

The number of specialists in Australia is growing 10 times faster than the number of GPs, new figures reveal
22 June 2018

Bid to hold corporates accountable when GPs over-service

The department of health says the current compliance regime is unfair. 
02 November 2017