New Support for Mental Health Patients
The Courier 24th February 2016
Early Detection, Key
The Courier 24th February 2016
24 Hour Health Plea
The Courier 15th July 2015

New Suite of Health Services
The Courier 22nd April 2015

There are a number of permanent services and sessional consultants operating from within the Summit Health Centre.  CLICK HERE for further information on these services.

Summit Health will be once again running CPR Refresher events this year, likely mid to late August. 
Dates will be confirmed soon – keep an eye out for your invitation!


New Psychiatry Service

We have been able to secure the additional services of a psychiatrist at the Summit Health Centre.

Dr Ben Smith will commence late July/early August initially for 1 session per week. He’s a generalist and sees people over 18 years of  age .  He is new to the SA Health system having recently arrived from the UK.

In the first instance he will be taking referrals only from GPcare whilst he learns the ropes of the Medicare system however this will then be opened to all practices consistent with our goal to use the SHC to bring services up to this region for GP referral.

GPcare After Hours

We are awaiting a response to our bid to the Country SA PHN for the after-hours funding we have received over the years to support the maintenance of this service. Once it comes through, we will follow-up on our commitment to develop a new remuneration framework that better rewards those GPs that have busy sessions - especially where we have not been able to source a second short-shift GP on weekends.

If we do not receive the funds (in excess of $100,000 is being sought) then we will still consider the above but we will also need to look at how we cover the after-hours period - particularly during the quieter periods - possibly by reducing or removing some weekday sessions.

We will let you know how it goes.

GP Dinner Meeting

"An approach to Stroke Prevention in newly diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation patients"

Prof Andrew McGavigan

Head of Electrophysiology, Flinders Medical Centre

"How to manage Venous Thromboembolism"

Dr Simon McRae

Director of Haemophilia Treatment Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital

CLICK HERE for more details


Full time Female GP required in Adelaide Hills

Long standing General Practice located in the beautiful Adelaide hills.

We have an opportunity for a VR GP to become part of our Team.  Private billing practice with onsite pathology services available.  Registered Nursing staff support. Comprehensive family care for all ages within a practice committed to teaching.

Spacious surroundings, with a new learning hub and meeting room.  Examination preparation available with our team of GP educators. We are an accredited practice, computerised with great support staff.
Please contact Bronwyn Byfield 8339 2644 or email

GP Vacancy

GPcare currently has a GP vacancy for its modern day-time practice working either full time or part-time.

We provide flexible work arrangements with minimal after-hours requirements (we support the local after-hours co-operative). You will be supporting a growing community and working in a modern, supportive environment enjoying a competitive rate of remuneration.

CLICK HERE to visit our website for further information and job description.

Please contact the Practice Manager Jo Teakle for a confidential conversation in the first instance on 8406 7717 or 0409 744 940.



Please feel free to let us know if there are any stories or achievements you would like to share with us for inclusion in "What's the Buzz?" to Sara Manser ( or ph: 8406 7749.

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PO Box 1794

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