Congratulations to our associate Dr Jill Gordon on her recent appointment as a member of the Order of Australia.
Jill who currently works as a General Practitioner providing psychological services and as Chair of the Australian Doctors Health network, was recognised for her significant service to psychological medicine and to professional medical bodies. She has spent a significant amount of her career dedicated to teaching medical students and training doctors.
Jill has been an advocate for the well being of doctors through her work at the Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW and the Australian Doctors' health network.
Jill said she feels very honoured to receive the award and believes "the award is a recognition that the health of doctors is an important area of medical life and practice".
Pap Smears have changed
The Cervical Screening Test (CST) has replaced the Pap test. The procedure to collect the test remains essentially the same but the CST is more effective than the Pap test because it detects HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is a common infection that may lead to cervical cancer.
The good news is that it is just as safe to have a CST every 5 years as it was to have a Pap Smear every 2 years
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers with routine cervical screening. Screening starts at age 25 and can stop after age 74. You should still have screening even if you have received the HPV vaccines.
Contact us to book your appointment if you think you are due for a test.
3 May 2020
We are now offering telephone consultations to patients.