Family Doctor Week: Where is your health care home?

20 July 2015

During AMA’s Family Doctor Week (19 - 25 July 2015), AMA ACT President Dr Elizabeth Gallagher and Capital Health Network (CHN) Chair Dr Martin Liedvogel join together to highlight the importance of having a regular local family doctor.

AMA ACT President Dr Elizabeth Gallagher said having a regular local GP providing continuity of care often results in better health outcomes for the patient.

“Nearly 90% of Australians have a regular family doctor. We know that people who have an ongoing relationship with their family doctor enjoy better health outcomes,” said Dr Gallagher.

National Diabetes Week: 1 in 4 cases undiagnosed

15 July 2015

During National Diabetes Week (12 - 18 July 2015), Capital Health Network (CHN) is encouraging Canberrans to see their local family doctor if they suspect they may be at risk for diabetes as many people have no symptoms and have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.

It’s been revealed that around 25% of people with Type 2 diabetes do not know they have it, according to a recent report by the COAG Reform Council “Healthcare in Australia 2012-13: Five years of performance”.