From 1st February 2018 medications containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter (OTC). This decision was made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who concluded that these medicines have little benefit but are associated with higher health risks including addiction. This change is an opportunity for GPS and pharmacists to help people


From 1st December 2017 there has been a change to the national cervical screening programme for women aged 25-74. The Pap smear has been replaced with the cervical screening test for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The sample is collected by the doctor in the same way . If the test is negative it does not

Patient Satisfaction Survey

We have recently undertaken a patient satisfaction survey. Thank you to all of you who responded. The results were excellent. 98% of all patient ratings about this practice were good, very good or excellent. 72 % of the written comments we received were complimentary about our services and our staff. Areas which were identified for

My Health Record

In May 2016 we aim to have the practice computer software operational to participate in the national digital health record system My Heath Record (once called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record or PCEHR). Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be

Happy Birthday to Lakeside Medical

This April we celebrate our 12th birthday. Dr Fran Bradshaw and her husband Peter opened the practice in April 2004 in the newly built Spring Lake Village. The first day was the Tuesday after Easter and Dr Fran saw 12 patients. This year on the Tuesday after Easter there were 7 doctors working and they