National Immunisation Awareness Month

August is National Immunisation Awareness Month. This is an annual event to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages!
KGP is able to provide all immunisations as recommended by the National Immunisation Program. For a copy of the schedule or to see what immunisations are available for you discuss with your Doctor,

Private Meningococcal vaccines available at KGP.

Please make an appointment with your Doctor if you would like to discuss having the vaccination.

Meningococcal disease is a serious, often fatal illness

  • Up to 10% of people with meningococcal disease die, even with rapid treatment.
  • It can affect anyone, but is more common in children under 5,

AMA Family Doctor Week

AMA Family Doctor Week highlights the role of GPs – our family doctors – and their value to the community and the health system as they deliver high-quality holistic health care.

Family Doctor Week will run from Sunday 21 July to Saturday 27 July 2019.

The theme for this year’s event is Your family doctor and you: partnering for health.

Helpful tips when visiting your GP!

– Before your visit, write down the questions you wish to ask, including any scripts or referrals you require.
– Bring a list of medications you take now, including their doses and frequency.
– Also remember to tell your GP whether you take complementary medications, medications from other doctors or dentists, or recreational drugs.

June is Bowel Cancer awareness month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people a year) –

World asthma day

7 May was  world asthma day.

Visit your Doctor for an Asthma review to assess your current level of asthma control, make sure you are on the right medicines to manage your asthma (e.g. a preventer), check your inhaler technique, ensure your Asthma Action Plan is up-to-date so you can recognise and manage worsening asthma symptoms and when to seek emergency care &