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Medical Student Suicide Death

Medical Student Suicide Death

Dear NAPP members, Please find below a link to an article on the suicide death of Dr Chloe Abbott. NAPP has been a public critic of the current mandatory reporting rules, which discourage medical students and other doctors from seeking help....

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Dr Bruce Shepherd’s Obituary

Dr Bruce Shepherd’s Obituary

Vale Dr Bruce Dalway Shepherd, AM (26/10/1932 – 25/05/2018) Bruce Dalway Shepherd was born at the height of the Great Depression on 26/10/1932 in the NSW country town of Tamworth.  It was a difficult birth. His mother Mary (a former trainee nurse at the Coast Hospital...

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Health Minister backs down on My Health Record

Health Minister backs down on My Health Record

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt agreed to tear up the legislation behind MyHealth Record system to protect patients from having their medical records accessed by police. In addition Australians may be given an extra month to opt out of the MyHealth Record. Following...

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Mental Health Bodies Recommend ‘opt out’

Mental Health Bodies Recommend ‘opt out’

Mental Health Bodies Recommend ‘opt out’ - Originally published in the New Daily Australians with mental illnesses have been warned to consider opting out of the government’s My Health Record, over fears they will be discriminated against if their digital medical...

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