Latest Deakin, ACT - Medical Centre News

In the news

There has been much in the news about the health system. General Practice is the cornerstone of the health system, but access can be problematic, including financial barriers. Reform in primary care is being considered, and Dr. Paresh Dawda, Director and Principal at Next Practice Deakin, was int

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Dr. Kirsten Meisinger visit to Next Practice

Dr. Kirsten Meisinger visit to Next Practice is an international expert in person-centred care and high-performing primary care. We are... read more

National Reconciliation Week 2022

The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians to Be Brave and... read more

Occasional Address - University of Canberra - Faculty of Health - Graduation Ceremony - 30 Mar 2022

Dr. Dawda delivered the occasional address to graduates of the University of Canberra's Faculty of Health. Attached below is the... read more

Change in Service Fees – Effective Monday 21st March

The clinicians at Next Practice Deakin have recently reviewed the fee structure. The following changes will take place effective Monday... read more

Winter Warmers

Try out these quintessential winter warmers in all their heartiness and comforting aroma: vegetable chili and heartwarming chicken soup. read more

Service fee update

From 1 July 2022, the Department of Health will apply indexation to Medicare rebates for most general medical services items. read more

Next Practice Deakin Inaugural Newsletter

An inaugural newsletter from Next Practice Deakin one year after opening. read more

Next Practice Deakin - Accreditation

This general practice is AGPAL accredited – what does this mean? Being accredited means that our general practice is committed... read more

Fee Changes 2023

From January 2nd, the gap for consultations at Next Practice Deakin will be changing. For non Healthcare Card (HCC) or... read more

Nurse Practitioner Week 12-18 December 2022

We acknowledge and celebrate our incredible team of nurse practitioners who help us to achieve our purpose of making a... read more

Our two year anniversary

Two years ago, Next Practice Deakin opened its doors to the community of Canberra as a progressive general medical practice... read more

Comprehensive integrated primary care for ACT residents with complex and chronic needs

Comprehensive integrated primary care for ACT residents with complex and chronic needs, who are currently not receiving that care by... read more

Helping you to decide about your vaccination

Shared Decision Making - Description of Finding your way Finding your way was created by mob, for mob. This shared... read more


"We discover our own humanity when we help others.” read more

The SNOW room

"All that would be required to prevent the disease [cholera] would be such a close attention to cleanliness in cooking... read more


"I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of... read more

Meet Dr Elizabeth Wong!

Our patient advocates recently interviewed GP, Dr Elizabeth Wong exploring her background, training and clinical interests. Read the interview here. read more

Meet Dr Ren Poh!

Our patient advocates recently interviewed GP, Dr Ren Poh exploring his background, training and clinical interests. Read the interview here. read more

Our commitment

We acknowledge we are on the land of the Ngunnawal people. We pay respects to their Elders, past, present and... read more

The HART Room

“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served.” read more


“A 'whole-patient oriented' view of disease is more accurate than a disease oriented view.” read more


“We are all here now and we have to solve our differences and live together as Australians... I will use... read more

The GOULD Room

Ellen ‘Nellie’ Gould was a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, and forged the way for training and... read more


“It is not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”... read more

Itching for Wheat?

Coeliac Awareness Week is an annual event held by Coeliac Australia between 13 and 20 March. Its aim is to... read more

Look after your heart this February!

“Day of Hearts” Day is celebrated on 14 February and encourages us all to take care of our hearts. read more

The Schwartz Room

“These acts of kindness – the simple human touch from my caregivers - have made the unbearable bearable” read more

Make your health-related New Year's resolutions be the exception to the rule!

The tradition of New Year's resolutions goes back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians who made resolutions after... read more

What's in a name?

Have you noticed the names on the doors of some of our rooms? Have you wondered who the people are... read more

We're thrilled to be open!

Next Practice Deakin has been in the making for over a year and we’re thrilled to be offering the Canberra... read more

Next Aid Vaccination Donations

For every consultation at Next Practice clinics, a vaccination is donated to someone in need. Find out how many donations... read more