Paul Smith

Paul Smith


He has won multiple journalism awards and has twice been named Health Journalist of the Year by the National Press Club.

Published Articles

How to handle 'no-shows' and those tricky 'did not attend' fees

Figuring out a system for responding to no-show patients will help to minimise their impact on your practice.
13 March 2019

Baby videos, chiros, docs and why AHPRA is struggling

COMMENT: The system works on peer review, meaning chiros are judging chiros, writes Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.
25 February 2019

MBS review shaping up as Hunt's golden election ticket

Why would Greg Hunt deliver anything big for general practice when he's got the MBS Taskforce?
19 October 2018

Aged care crisis: Why aren't they screaming?

Here, we republish our investigation into the sector from 2009.
21 September 2018

TGA investigating pregabalin misuse as overdoses increase

There are calls to include the drug in real-time prescription monitoring systems
03 September 2018

Most doctors say they won't use My Health Record for their own care: survey

Three out of four doctors will not sign up to My Health Record for their own healthcare, an Australian Doctor poll suggests
31 July 2018

Let GPs charge a fee on bulk-billed consults to end funding crisis, says next RACGP president

'In a modern age, how does the current system even make sense?' asks Dr Harry Nespolon
11 July 2018

Dope or duped? Ketamine doctor 'didn’t realise the risk’

Dr Leimin Chen is believed to be the only one reprimanded for his work with Aura Medical Corporation
06 July 2018

Doctor with autism battles Medical Board for right to treat patients

Her treating doctor says she doesn't pose a risk
02 May 2018

Investigation looms as reform candidates sweep RACP elections

The winners are promising a change in direction
12 April 2018