Quoted in Medical Observer news feature article, “Summary dismissal”


I was interviewed and quoted in this news feature article by Emily Dunn, on some of the problems with discharge summaries.

Quotations in:
Dunn E. Summary dismissal. Medical Observer. 2019 May 9. pp. 20-23. (PDF)

Mental health: no longer a lonely journey

I was interviewed by the RACGP Foundation for this article (link).


There is no doubt that in the past, the perception of mental health in Australia has not been positive.

For too long, Australians have often approached their mental health as something that could fix itself, or perhaps was not a problem at all. The ‘she’ll be right’ attitude was a way to brush off an enormous problem, reducing it to a trivial notion, rather than a health problem that has serious implications on an individual’s life.

It is this perception that the RACGP Foundation is challenging – from a disease, hidden behind closed doors, to being recognised as a health priority.

Evidence Based Medicine – Finding data and critical appraisal with Dr Michael Tam GP

I was interviewed by Dr Sam Manger, GP, medical educator and host of the podcast, “The GP Show” on the topic of evidence-based medicine. [Link to the episode : MP3]

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Radio interview on 2UE Lifestyle Overnight program

I was interviewed on the 2UE Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior program on the current influenza season.

Michael is from the GP Unit at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.

As you may know NSW is in the midst of the worst flu season on record with more than 8000 influenza cases confirmed in the past week alone. Flu patients were presenting to the state’s emergency departments in greater numbers than ever before, the latest NSW Health Influenza Surveillance Report showed.

A record 18,357 confirmed flu cases were reported between January and July, more than double the number of cases in the same period in 2016.