Obstetric Shared Care Newsletter | Summer

Targeting Perinatal Mental Health In recognition of the recent Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week, the ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer focuses on this important area of women’s health. Finkel Professor of Global Health Jane Fisher explains that perinatal anxiety and depression is temporary and treatable. To find out more, please download the article. Perinatal Mental Health […]

GPEx applauds the Marshall Government Rural Health Workforce Strategy for South Australia

South Australian general practice training organisation, GPEx, applauds the announcement from the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Stephen Wade, that the Rural Health Workforce Strategy will immediately deliver $2 million to better support rural health professionals and the health needs of regional and remote communities in our state. GPEx Chief Executive Officer, Christine Cook, endorses […]

Our graduates are making a difference

GPEx has undertaken research in order to better understand the regional distribution of our graduates from GP training within SA, and the personal and professional factors that may be associated with this. We have analysed the data for graduates who completed their training between 2010-2016 and matched this with their current practice location (obtained from […]

Cessation of the SA Health Apple app Practices Guideline Reader

As you would be aware, the SA Maternal, Neonatal and Gynaecology, and the SA Child and Adolescent Health Communities of Practice facilitate the development and review of Practice Guidelines. Both SA Communities of Practice have endorsed the cessation of the SA Health Apple app – ‘Practices Guideline Reader’, which ceased operation as of 13 November […]

Member Update: Time for a Change.

Dear Member, As you would be aware, primary care has been facing significant changes and challenges in the recent years. Your organisation – GP Partners Australia has survived through these challenging times. Our survival has been due to many factors which include a very agile and professional board, mergers with like groups such as Health […]

B Gone Hep B: How primary care can make a difference

With World Hepatitis Day this week, we thought it would be timely to hear from Assoc Prof Jill Benson AM, GPEx Medical Educator about how important primary care is in the fight to eliminate Hepatitis B. Brought to you by GPEx, Shine SA and Hepatitis SA. When I was training to be a doctor over […]

Meet Dr Alex Main

Dr Alex Main (FRACGP) entered medical school to pursue general practice, impressed by the broad skill set of GPs. However, this interest derailed in his pre-vocational years when he clicked with the surgical team. But a year into his surgical training, the excitement of surgery and acute medicine began to wear off. For Alex, two […]