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Doctors are set up to fail – the evidence so far ...
4 Corners Wasted ... an honest national debate we had to have..!
Many commentators have moved to defend GPs following the sensational comments from Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley in the wake of the recent 4 Corners report into the alleged rampant misuse of outdated MBS items by GPs.

We provide evidence on why we believe that doctors are being set up to fail, and a solution to address current failures in the system. Your doctor needs to be provided with an appropriate framework before failures in the Medicare system can be addressed. In the interim, you can help by being proactive about the health of yourself and your loved ones.

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Could you be responsible for the death of your Practice?
It is about asking the right questions so that you get the right answer....

What keeps Practice Owners and Managers up at night – 4 key areas to watch! 

Need more time? If you are too busy to read this, you are missing out on an opportunity to learn how to work more efficiently and effectively in a way that is both sustainable and profitable. This news alert is all about setting the right priorities, so that you have more free time to work on what you love to do every day. Find out the key questions you need to ask yourself and your team. You can then eat well and sleep well knowing everything and not just some things are under control. 

The first step to running a strong and successful practice is to ask the right questions so you get the right answers.


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Practice Manager co-ownership will save healthcare practices?!
New research: "Declining ownership in Practices"! 

Practice ownership is an opportunity and not a problem! There are signs that Practice owners are increasingly practising succession planning paralysis.
There are three critical things to consider: what is succession planning, how to find a purchaser and what is my practice worth? To find out more, read on. 

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Do you have empty consulting rooms or appointment slots?
Free GP and Allied Health Recruitment Service 

23 New Exciting Positions nationally available- GP with or without view to ownership - Offering up to 70% depending on private billing. Urban or rural areas anywhere in Australia. Now recruiting from the UK.
This is a new, no obligation and free getting connected service that we are offering to our Health & Life clients.
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2015 Royal Australian College of General Practice SA Practice of the Year 
Littlehampton Medical Centre

We wish to congratulate another amazing client, the Littlehampton Medical Centre for winning the SA category of the RACGP General Practice of the Year!
This is a high quality, large, rural obstetrics, GP and multidisciplinary general practice. The owners have invested immense time, financial and personal commitment to a big vision that has now become a reality. To Dr Cara Bryant and Dr Boris Eskandari-Marandi and their dynamic team, this is a great achievement.

Congratulations and we are all very proud of your award  http://www.littlehamptonmedical.com/  
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Integrity Defines Success! 
Great Hall donor's defining moment

This was a small gesture to a way of saying thanks and leaving the next generation with something to ponder.

Following a serious car accident, alumnus David Dahm redefined what he thought was the meaning of ‘success’. Read as he talks about how his achievements and awards have come about by giving back to society, and why he chose his “three words to live by” when donating to embed himself in the DNA Great Hall.

We all have a personal obligation to leave a positive mark on the next generation. Do not forget to say thank you to the people that helped you. Thanks UniSA! http://w3.unisa.edu.au/giving/article-great-hall-donor.aspIt is a humbling honour for David's story and contribution to be selected.

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Need a FREE and discreet second opinion?
Want to know how other practices do it?

Our clients report excellent feedback on our new services, which provide ideas on how to implement changes to your practice strategy.  

These changes will assist your practice to maximise its potential in the context 
of current big picture national changes.
We can offer a free review of your strategy, structures and arrangements at no obligation, just email David Dahm at pa@healthandlife.com.au. If you are still not sure read on at http://thebusinessofhealthcare.com.au/2015/05/12/why-restructure/ 

Many of our clients have taken advantage our new and free quarterly national feedback and mentoring program for our accounting clients*. You can now tap into over 23 years of national experience and advice, as well as our curated data on the 1,200 practices we have assisted over this time. We can help you to answer your most difficult questions, and provide insight into any opportunities or possibilities that you may have on your mind.

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Less pain if you restructure practice now!
5 simple reasons why you should restructure your practice today!

So you can organically grow, make your practice succession-planning friendly, family friendly, tax friendly, asset protection friendly and investment friendly.
Setting up new business structures, systems and training takes time. The immediate cost benefits of restructuring will take effect as soon as they are implemented. Contact us now if you are serious about restructuring your practice.

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Health and Life's Web Statistics

Our numbers keep growing!
We enjoy your feedback and hope to bring more valuable content to you. Thank you to all of you who have visited our website and have contacted us with your feedback.

If you look carefully at the image, you can see that in the last three weeks readers from all over Australia like you follow us.
We thank you. Please share this email with a friend.  Please continue to visit this site.  

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2015 National Goodwill Tour
The Tour continues...

We are pleased to announce the continued success of our 2015/16 National Goodwill Tour. 

We can present a compelling series, based on real life proven cases where we have observed improved practice
performance, doctor, dental, allied health and staff contracts, successful practice models and succession planning. We can present at your next Practice Manager Meeting, at a Conference anywhere in Australia for your Primary Healthcare Network, Australian Association of Practice Managers, or local medical, dental or healthcare association. Simply ask them to email David Dahm at pa@healthandlife.com.au or call us on 1800 077 222.

We can also organise a free no obligation review of your structures and arrangements and a catch up when we present at your local area. Just email David Dahm at pa@healthandlife.com.au or call us on 1800 077 222.

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and Thank you

Pro bono: we would like to promote those organisations that have provided or currently provide pro bono support to us.

It is our small way of saying thank you. If we have missed you let us know.
Medical Observer 
Australian Doctor 

AAPM Events 
Primary Healthcare Networks – from 1st July 2015 
Inner East Melbourne Medicare PHN – Victoria – Koustas 
Medicare Local KIAMA, NSW 
Dental Association  SA – Adelaide University

Medi Protect
Australian Medical and Dental Finance
Tonic Health Media
Kaplan Business School
Torrens University 
Adelaide University 
University of South Australia
Institute of Chartered Accountants  
CPA Australia

Health and Life's
2015 Employment Template Kit (
updated) including the new GP Registrar minimum terms and conditions.

This Fair Work friendly tested employment package has letter of offer and job description templates. 

This includes the new 2015 GP Registrar employment terms and conditions. 
Clients report this template has significantly reduced costs, disputes and potential fines of up to $51,000 per breach for non compliance. Free upgrades are available to practices that have bought our kit in the last 12 months. A small upgrade fee applies to clients who have purchased a copy greater than 12 months ago. 

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Where to from here?
Consult your professional adviser in relation to any advice suggested or contact us at 1800 077 222 or email pa@healthandlife.com.au to David Dahm CEO & Founder of Health and Life for a  confidential free and no obligation chat.


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If you are not sure about any issues raised in this broadcast, contact our CEO & Founder David Dahm on 1800 077 222 for an initial, no obligation consult or email us at pa@healthandlife.com.au.  Health and Life provides comprehensive Practice consulting, accounting, taxation and financial planning advice for group practices and individuals. Email us for information about our  Employment Template Kit for providers and support staff and our Doctors Pay Calculator.

Which topics would you like to be covered?
If there is a particular topic that you would like covered in one of our future News Alerts, please email pa@healthandlife.com.au and let us know what it is. We will then endeavour to cover your requested topic.

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