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July 2016

It has been another month of great education with Metro Radiology and Holy Spirit Northside “Enabling exceptional practice” weekend conference. As one of the sceptical GPs in our practice says, "Medicine is always changing: what you learnt once has been turned on its head and now the opposite applies". Certainly we have been brought up on the importance of identifying and modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease but then been surprised when a fit healthy patient with no risk factors has an infarct. From both Dr Stan Ngai and Dr Con Aroney I have learnt the importance of using the CT calcium score in patients with no symptoms to stratify their risk of coronary artery disease.

There are more education events on the horizon with “Elusive Hepatic Issues” at Montserrat Indooroopilly, ICON is hosting an event at North Lakes, Renal, Pain Intervention and Hepatitis C topics are being planned. Watch this space. If you would like to present, offer topic suggestions or put articles in our newsletter email contact@gppartners.com.au.

The GPPartners' AGM is happening on Wednesday the 12th of October so keep that date in your diary. More information will be available closer to the time. Two of our long time directors are standing down as their term on the board has come to an end. The board is considering a new structure for GPpartners.

Jayne Ingham
Chair, GPpartners