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25 10, 2020

CHANGES COMING!

2020-10-25T04:21:03+00:00October 25th, 2020|

From Monday 26 October, entrance to Newstead Medical will be via the rear of the building (Waiting Area 3) as we renovate the main Reception Area. The Elphin Road entrance will be closed for 2 weeks, with access to Waiting Area 3 via the lift or via the door from [...]

11 10, 2020

Dr Sandra Newfield joins Newstead Medical!

2020-10-11T09:26:35+00:00October 11th, 2020|

Having spent the last two years doing locums in Tasmania, Dr Sandra Newfield and her husband relocated from Wollongong to Launceston in early 2020, just before COVID-19 reached our shores! She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and is working with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sandra loves gardening, walking [...]

24 09, 2020

Telehealth Fee Changes

2020-09-24T06:39:46+00:00September 24th, 2020|

Following the recently announced changes to COVID-19 Medicare incentives our consultation fees for Telehealth appointments will change. This change will take effect on Thursday 1 October. Updated fee information is available on our website.

15 08, 2020

Possums Programme

2020-08-15T23:14:32+00:00August 15th, 2020|

Dr Georgia Bavin has a special interest in women’s health and the care of mothers and babies in the first year of life including infant sleep, feeding, unsettled behaviour, and maternal mental health. She follows a holistic evidenced-based approach termed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or the Possums programme) and is [...]

31 03, 2020

Telehealth Consultations

2020-03-31T22:08:20+00:00March 31st, 2020|

We’ve moved to primarily telephone and video consultations, which are now available to ALL Australians. Did you know that up to 80% of the information we gather from patients is from their history alone (rather than examination)? We know that most of you prefer to see your GP in person, [...]

16 03, 2020

COVID-19

2020-03-16T08:10:41+00:00March 16th, 2020|

Too sick to come to the doctor, or concerned you may be at risk of contracting COVID-19 by coming in? The Australian Government Department of Health has recently announced that eligible patients may choose to consult per video or telephone. Specifically, if you meet the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected [...]

25 02, 2020

Georgia is Back!

2020-02-25T10:38:09+00:00February 25th, 2020|

Dr Georgia Bavin returned from maternity leave this month! We were of course sad to farewell some of our excellent recent registrars (some of whom we hope will return!) this month, though are looking forward to introducing some absolutely amazing doctors to you over the next few weeks!

27 11, 2019

Save Medevac

2019-11-27T00:47:35+00:00November 27th, 2019|

We support the RACGP in calling for Medevac to be saved, which gives doctors, not administrators, greater power in determining whether refugees on Manus or Nauru require transfer to Australia for medical treatment. The Minister for Home Affairs retains ultimate decision-making capacity for transfers, though we agree on the importance [...]

24 09, 2019

Free Measles Vaccination

2019-09-24T01:25:54+00:00September 24th, 2019|

Tasmanians born between 1966 and 1994 may not be fully immunised for measles. We were recently visited by Health Minister Sarah Courtney to announce the rollout out a free, State-subsidised catch-up vaccination for those eligible, as well as children between 6-12 months travelling to high-risk areas. Measles is an extremely [...]

23 07, 2019

My Health Record

2019-07-23T00:21:40+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Within the next few weeks, all pathology and radiology tests that you have performed will be AUTOMATICALLY UPLOADED to My Health Record, which 90% of Australians now have. While we think this is a good idea, some people may not want sensitive results visible to other health-care providers. You [...]