September is Dementia Awareness month and this year, Dementia Action Week (16 - 22 September) is spotlighting discrimination and dementia. Dementia Australia is calling on all Australians to consider how discrimination impacts people living with dementia, their families and carers. In 2019, there is over 440,000 Australians living with dementia, and an estimated 250 people join the population with dementia each day. Nobody chooses to have dementia but we can choose how we respond to the people in our lives and in our community who are living with dementia. For more information about dementia, ask your GP or visit Dementia [...]
R U OK?Day is Australia's day of action where everyone is reminded to ask, “Are you OK?” But remember, every day of the year people may be struggling with life’s ups and downs. This year, the theme is Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK? TRUST the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life. Whenever you notice a change, no matter how small, TRUST your gut and start an R U OK? conversation. For more information, R U OK?Day provides [...]
The first week of September is National Women's Health Week. The week is organised by Jean Hailes and, this year, they are promoting awareness about a range of health issues for women including: Getting active Bladder, bowel and gut health Reproductive health Chest health - heart and breasts Mental health. At Bulli Medical Practice, we are encouraging all our female clients to get active. Women of all ages who get enough physical activity can reduce their risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Women need 2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity every week, about 30 minutes a day. 9 [...]
The September - November 2019 newsletter includes stories on: Our new GP Registrar Women's Health Week Tanya Pepper Physiotherapist My Health Record Advanced Care Directives Updated GP availability Staff and community news and more. You can collect your copy at reception, or download the Spring Newsletter 2019 here. For past newsletters, please visit our Newsletter Page.
Dr Nathan BeckmanNathan has decided to leave general practice to spend more time with his new baby and better support his young family. Nathan started working at Bulli Medical Practice as a Registrar in 2015. Dr Jemima GrantJemima is currently on a working holiday but has decided to take 6 months leave from general practice to spend more time with her family. We will keep you updated regarding changes in her availability. All our staff have enjoyed working with Jemima and Nathan over the past few years. They have made a significant contribution to [...]
Welcome to our new General Practice Registrar, Dr Katrina Heggie. Katrina first studied Biomedical Science at Monash University (Melbourne) and completed medicine at Notre Dame University (Perth) in 2009. She undertook her intern and resident years at the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne), and completed further rotations in Adelaide and Auckland. She moved to St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne and undertook General Surgery rotations before deciding to work in in General Practice. Katrina has a special interest in Paediatrics, Women's Health, Antenatal Care, Skin and Surgery, and Minor procedures. Outside of medicine, she enjoys the outdoors, running, swimming and travelling, but is mainly [...]
Donate Life Week (28 July - 4 August) creates awareness about organ and tissue donations. It also encourages Australians to register their donation decision and to discuss their decisions with their loved ones. Only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register, even though 81% believe registration of donation decisions is important. 9 in 10 families agree to a donation proceeding when the deceased is a registered organ donor. This drops to just 52% where the deceased was not registered and the family had no prior knowledge. Today, more than 1,400 Australians are on wait lists for [...]
This year, Diabetes Australia are creating awareness about the link between heart disease and diabetes. The Take Diabetes 2 Heart campaign is about inspiring people with diabetes, and the people who love them, to take positive steps to better heart health. Heart disease is one of the most serious complications facing people with diabetes. Yet research shows most people with diabetes don’t know they are at risk. Risk of heart disease for people with diabetes People with diabetes are between two and four times more likely to develop heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for [...]
June is bowel cancer awareness month. On Red Apple Day (19 June) we give away red apples to help raise awareness about bowel cancer screening. About Bowel Cancer Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) can affect any part of the large bowel (colon) or rectum. Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths (called polyps) on the wall or lining of the bowel. Some polyps are harmless but other can become cancerous (malignant). Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with 1 in 13 Australians developing the disease in their lifetime. Almost 90% [...]
The June - August 2019 newsletter includes stories on: Men's Health Week Bulli Hospital celebration and changes National Diabetes Week Red Apple Day and bowel cancer awareness Updated GP availability Staff and community news and more. You can collect your copy at reception, or download the Winter Newsletter 2019 here. For past newsletters, please visit our Newsletter Page.