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Dr Len Notaras: Industry Q & A


Dr Len Notaras has recently been appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the Northern Territory Department of Health. His new position has overarching responsibility for the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) of which he was recently Executive Director. Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin asked Dr Notaras about the NCCTRC and its key …

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Smart Phone Apps Could Improve Health Outcomes For Mothers And Babies

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital found that midwives are already trying to raise the level of health literacy among their patients by providing informal verbal advice …

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Rise In Diagnostic Imaging Tests Ordered By GPs

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A 45 per cent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising number of problems managed at consultations and a higher likelihood that GPs order imaging tests for these problems, according to a new University of Sydney study released today. Based on a long term national survey …

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Future For Family Doctors In Local Communities Depends On Attracting Students

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The future for family doctors living in and serving local communities in sufficient numbers depends  on the capacity to attract medical students to pursue general practice, and to be able provide quality training experiences within general practice, according to AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler. A/Prof Owler said that, despite a range of initiatives being in …

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RANZCOG Mourns Tragic Loss Of A Colleague In MH17 Disaster

Fellows, members and staff of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) were extremely saddened to hear of the death of their friend and colleague, Liam Davison and his wife Frankie. College Chief Executive Officer Mr James McAdam said, “Liam has made an enormous contribution to our College over almost eight years. “He …

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