South West Health Research Forum

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Are you interested in growing health research and translational health research activity in the South West?

The South West Health Research Collaborative is seeking expressions of interest from South West clinicians and researchers who would like to participate in a forum to identify current research activity and propose future potential research and translational research priorities.

To express your interest, please email your contact details and preferred area of research to by the 17 December 2019. Program and registration details to follow.

WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

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The WA Healthy Weight Action Plan 2019-2024 is a joint initiative of WA Health, WA Primary Health Alliance, and Health Consumers’ Council to create a roadmap for sustainable changes to support people and families who are at-risk of overweight (those at the high end of the healthy weight body mass index range) and those with overweight and obesity. It is the first step of many to create a coordinated approach across health to tackle the complex causes of overweight and obesity and work with our partners across WA to drive long-term change.

Resources include:

For more information please visit the WA Department of Health website.

Nominate a peer or colleague for the 2020 WA Rural Health Awards

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Hosted by Rural Health West and WA Country Health Service, the WA Rural Health Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of health professionals working across rural Western Australia.

In 2020, we are delighted to expand the awards program to acknowledge the critical role all health professionals play in keeping country communities healthy. Clinicians from a range of health professions and workplaces will now be recognised alongside rural doctors at the awards presentation in March 2020.

  1. GP of the Year
    2.             Clinical Leadership Award**
    3.             Procedural GP/ District Medical Officer of the Year
    4.             Specialist of the Year (non-GP)
    5.             Rural Nurse/Midwife of the Year Award
    6.             Metropolitan-based Bush Champion**
    7.             Rising Star Award**
    8.             Rural Researcher or Educator Award**
    9.             Building Healthy Country Communities Award**
    10.          People’s Choice Award**

**nominations invited for all health professionals

NOMINATIONS CLOSE 25 November 2019.

Visit the website.

Changing The World Through Teaching General Practice

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The latest episode of The Good GP podcast is Changing The World Through Teaching General Practice.

In this episode, Dr Tim Koh interviews Professor Donna Mak on ‘changing the world through teaching general practice’.

Professor Mak explores the importance of GPs teaching, the benefits of teaching general practice and how this can help change the health care system.

This podcast also looks at the different ways GPs can teach general practice.  Listen here.

Rural Health West 30 Year Celebration

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Rural Health West began operation in 1989 and has been committed to improving access to medical and health services for people living in country communities for the past 30 years.  To commemorate this 30-year milestone Rural Health West will be hosting a FREE family-friendly events in the South West for medical and health professionals.

Read more here.

WA Rural Health Excellence Awards

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Nominations now open!

The WA Rural Health Excellence Awards are a rare chance to shine the spotlight on rural health professionals, who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and wellbeing of others. The stories of previous winners and finalists are truly remarkable, heart-warming and inspiring. Previous recipients have achieved excellence in their profession and demonstrated above and beyond commitment, providing compassionate care and keeping rural communities healthy.

WA Country Health Service and Rural Health West invite nominations for the 2020 WA Rural Health Excellence Awards.

Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:

  • GP of the Year
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Procedural GP/ District Medical Officer of the Year
  • Specialist of the Year (non GP)
  • Rural Nurse/ Midwife of the Year
  • Metropolitan-based Bush Champion
  • Rising Star
  • Rural Researcher or Educator
  • Building Healthy Country Communities
  • People’s Choice

Nominations are open now.  Details on the Rural Health West website.

For further information please contact the Events Team on 6389 4500 or

Sale of clinic

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Dear fellow practitioners

The property in 83 Molloy Street supporting the present Busselton Osteopathic Clinic is for sale.

Dr Yvan Ducat intends to semi-retire and he is offering a new generation of health practitioners the opportunity to work in an ever growing community in a great and peaceful location.

Please email the Clinic if truly interested.

Sincerely Dr Yvan Ducat D.O (osteopath)