Latest Deakin, ACT - Medical Centre News

Our Fees from April 2024

A schedule of fees from April 2024.

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Understanding the Changes to Medical Fee Structure at Next Practice Deakin

You’ve probably heard some buzz about medical fees in the press. Well, it’s true and impacts all general practices. However... read more

Introducing Afnan - Exercise Physiologist

Have you ever wondered what an exercise physiologist is and what they do? Meet Afnan, an Exercise Physiologist at Next... read more

We‘re Enhancing Our Email Encryption

When you receive an email from Next Practice Deakin, it will show as encrypted. There are 3 steps you will... read more

🌍 World Parkinson's Disease Day at Next Practice Deakin 🌍

This week marked World Parkinson’s Disease Day, and at Next Practice Deakin, we're dedicated to highlighting the unique journeys of... read more


We registered for MyMedicare – now you can too read more

We are hosting a Free CPD Workshop for General Practitioners

Join us for an educational talk and workshop with renowned Cardiologist, Dr Kashif Kalam, and Principal and Director at Prestantia... read more

PaRIS Survey

The PaRIS survey aims to use patients’ experiences to improve healthcare systems in Australia and around the world. read more

Understanding Medical Scribes and Digital Scribes: A Patient's Guide in Australia

Scribes can be human or digital. They can help enhance care quality through more effective and efficient documentation. read more

Wellbeing at Next Practice Deakin

Excited to announce that Next Practice Deakin is launching a Staff Well-being Program with our first staff wellbeing this month! read more

Heart Week 2023

It's Heart Week! Did you know every 30 minutes, one Australian loses their life to heart disease....but it's preventable. read more

International Day of Happiness

Monday 20th March is #internationaldayofhappiness. read more

Download the Next Practice App

Our App puts your important health information at your fingertips. Easy Telehealth Faster check-in Test results direct to your phone... read more

Health Minister visits Next Practice Deakin

Delighted the NPD team were able to host a visit from Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged... read more

In the news

There has been much in the news about the health system. General Practice is the cornerstone of the health system... read more

Rare Disease Day

Did you know over 300 million people around the world are living with a rare disease? read more

Rare Disease Day

Did you know over 300 million people around the world are living with a rare disease? read more


At Next Practice Deakin, we want to be part of creating pathways for those who may be facing challenges, providing... read more

GP Opportunity

Fabulous GP opportunities at Next Practice Deakin. 2023! Make this the milestone year for your GP career and join the... read more

GP Opportunity at Next Practice Deakin

Fabulous GP opportunities at Next Practice Deakin. 2023! Make this the milestone year for your GP career and join the... read more

Opportunity for GP(s) interested in Aged Care

NPD is a contemporary and progressive general practice in the heart of Canberra’s medical precinct. As well as opportunities for... read more

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against... read more

Jacqueline Bampton - Dietitian

Welcome to Jacqueline Bampton - Dietitian now offering services from Next Practice Deakin. read more

Capacity for Decision Making

Capacity for decision-making refers to the ability of an individual to understand, evaluate, and communicate choices regarding personal, financial, legal... read more

Book on prescription

On International Day of the Book 2023, Next Practice Deakin committed to maintaining a portal of books to support well-being... read more

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 the incredible team of nurse practitioners who help us to achieve the 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!

A patient advocates at Next Practice Deakin recently interviewed GP, Dr Elizabeth Wong exploring her background, training and clinical interests... read more

Meet Dr Ren Poh!

A patient advocates at Next Practice Deakin recently interviewed GP, Dr Ren Poh exploring his background, training and clinical interests... read more


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


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


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

Our commitment

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

The Next Aid program allows UNICEF Australia to procure vaccinations that eliminate preventable maternal and neonatal disease. read more