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Tasmanian Intern Program

Tasmanian Intern Program

Meet our next round of Interns! Five remote Tasmanian communities will be farewelling their first group of intern doctors as they leave to embark on the next stage of their intern journeys. Meanwhile, five new medical graduates are getting ready to commence their 13-week internship program, in

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Tasmanian Intern Program

Tasmanian Intern Program

Meet Tasmania’s New Generation of Doctors Tasmania’s newest generation of doctors are being encouraged to consider a career in rural general practice in a federally-funded initiative spearheaded by Ochre Health. The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund is an internship program designed to recruit graduate doctors to

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St Helens doctor urges residents to be vigilant about skin cancer

St Helens doctor urges residents to be vigilant about skin cancer

With Skin Cancer Action Week commencing 19 November, and with Australia having one of the world’s highest skin cancer rates[1], a new St Helens doctor who has just spent 17 years in the Northern Territory dealing with skin cancers among the mining community is urging residents to

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Leading medical organisation announces acquisition of St Helens General Practice

Leading medical organisation announces acquisition of  St Helens General Practice

Ochre Health Medical Centres will provide St Helens residents with enhanced medical services following its acquisition of St Helens General Practice from IPN Medical Centres. Ochre Medical Centre’s existing St Helens practice will relocate from 5 Portland Court to St Helen’s General Practice at 11 Pendrigh Place.

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New doctors and seven-day, walk-in medical services a boon for the Sippy Downs community

New doctors and seven-day, walk-in medical services a boon for the Sippy Downs community

Sippy Downs residents are responding with their feet  to boosted ‘walk in’ medical services available seven days a week to cater to the area’s population and infrastructure growth, and to help take the burden off hospital emergency departments. Ochre Medical Centre Sippy Downs is a seven-day medical centre

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7 top tips for reducing the risk of contracting the spring ‘triple whammy’

7 top tips for reducing the risk of contracting the spring ‘triple whammy’

Ochre Lancefield Country Practice offers 7 tips to help reduce the community’s risk A Lancefield medical practice is urging local residents to take preventative steps to avoid a potential triple whammy condition this spring, comprising flu, hayfever and asthma. Ochre Lancefield Country Practice is a general family

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Mental health: 8 early warning signs

Mental health: 8 early warning signs

Rural doctor and mental health specialist Dr Molly Shorthouse reveals the potential early symptoms of those who may experience a mental health issue. With St Helens having five times the national suicide rate, a local doctor and mental health specialist wants to raise awareness of early warning

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RMA Conference 2017

RMA Conference 2017

Ochre Health has a strong and enduring connection with the rural health sector. Established in outback New South Wales in 2002, Ochre Health plays a vital and integral part in the provision of healthcare to rural communities across Australia. Now celebrating fifteen successful years in the sector,

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New Doctor at Eumundi – Dr Katie Gardner

New Doctor at Eumundi - Dr Katie Gardner

Queensland native, Dr. Katie Gardner has followed an interesting and challenging career path and is thrilled that this path has now lead her back to her roots. Katie has joined the team at Ochre Health Medical Centre, Eumundi, as a General Practitioner Registrar, with a special interest in

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New Doctor at Sippy Downs – Dr John O’Connor

New Doctor at Sippy Downs - Dr John O'Connor

It’s a long way to the Sunshine Coast if you start out from County Cork in Ireland, especially if you swing past Darwin on the way through. But, via that very route, Dr. John O’Connor arrives next week to begin his new role as a family GP

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New Doctor at Kingston – Dr Ambreen Ali

New Doctor at Kingston - Dr Ambreen Ali

Ochre Medical Centre Kingston’s newest GP, Dr Ambreen Ali, is no stranger to Canberra life, having lived and worked in the “Bush Capital” for over 15 years. Australian born to Pakistani parents, Dr Ali moved to Pakistan for University, to study Medicine at the University of Punjab,

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National Asthma Awareness Month – September 2017

National Asthma Awareness Month - September 2017

National Asthma Awareness Month  Become A Better Breather September 2017 Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting Australians today, with 1 in 9 Australians diagnosed with the condition. There were 39,500 hospitalisations in 2014-15 where asthma was the main diagnosis, and thunderstorm asthma recently

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New Doctor at Lancefield – Dr Ishani Wijegunawardena

New Doctor at Lancefield - Dr Ishani Wijegunawardena

It’s a long road to becoming a General Practitioner, but Ochre Medical Centre Lancefield’s newest doctor has clocked up more miles than most. Dr Ishani Wijegunawardena’s journey began in her native Sri Lanka; a gifted student from an academic family, she excelled in school, and was granted

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Lifestyle Medicine 2017

Lifestyle Medicine 2017

Lifestyle Medicine 2017 will be held at Manly Novotel 15 – 17 September with conference theme ‘Planet Consumption – Primary care, public and planetary health converge in Lifestyle Medicine’. This multidisciplinary CPD event showcases keynote speakers, ‘deep dive’ workshops, panel discussions, plus four fascinating streams and pre-conference

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Ochre Medical Centre Grafton wins Clarence Valley Business Excellence Award

Ochre Medical Centre Grafton wins Clarence Valley Business Excellence Award

Ochre Health would like to congratulate Ochre Medical Centre Grafton on their recent triumph at the Clarence Valley Business Excellence Award as the winning finalist in the category of ‘Professional Services – 6 employees or more’. Commending the practice on their achievement, Ochre Health’s CEO Dermot Roche

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