End-of-year closure 2023

20 Nov 2023End-of-year closure 2023

We’re going to close the clinic from 23 December 2023 and reopen on 02 January 2024 to enable the team to take a well-earned break. To make sure we are able to have all repeat requests taken care of, please ensure that you have ordered your repeat script or referral by 20 December. During the […]

Meningococcal B vaccinations

5 Nov 2023Meningococcal B vaccinations

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious and life-threatening infection caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria Meningitidis. There are 13 different strains which can cause disease with A, B, C, W and Y being the most predominant. The disease is spread easily through everyday behaviours such as coughing, sneezing, kissing and living in close […]

Thunderstorm asthma

5 Nov 2023Thunderstorm asthma

The world’s largest and most catastrophic epidemic thunderstorm asthma event occurred in Victoria 7 years ago, on a day of extremely high airborne grass pollen concentrations. It resulted in thousands of emergency department presentations, and hundreds of hospital admissions. There were 35 intensive care admissions, and ultimately thunderstorm asthma contributed to 10 deaths. People with […]

Mental Health and Medication

4 Oct 2023Mental Health and Medication

By Dr. Tamsin Franklin, TTC’s founder and principal doctor. I have always worked from the perspective of helping people to achieve health. This includes mental health as well as physical health, as they are part of the whole being that is you. So far, so trite. A fortnight ago, I saw Rebecca (not her real […]

Travel vaccines

4 Oct 2023Travel vaccines

Should you be contemplating an international trip over the coming months, don’t forget to make sure your travel vaccines are up to date. We offer travel vaccinations for diseases like hepatitis A and hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, and yellow fever. These vaccinations represent a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases […]

Importance of young men and women receiving the HPV vaccine

1 Aug 2023Importance of young men and women receiving the HPV vaccine

Cervical cancer has a strong claim to be the world’s deadliest vaccine-preventable disease (ailments resulting from hepatitis B come close). Illnesses for which effective vaccines for children are widely available are generally no longer a threat to public health. But in 2020, over 10 years since the advent of a highly effective jab, cervical cancer […]

Yellow fever – unlike other travel vaccines

5 Jul 2023Yellow fever – unlike other travel vaccines

It feels like everyone knows someone who is enjoying an overseas holiday right now. If you’re contemplating an overseas trip anytime soon, you should be aware that new training requirements for prescribers of the yellow fever vaccine were introduced by the Government in late 2018. The lack of overseas trips made during the pandemic means […]

Vaping – What you need to know about the risks

8 Jun 2023Vaping – What you need to know about the risks

The Australian government has recently announced new restrictions on vaping (e-cigarette) products, which will see them treated more like prescription drugs. Minimum quality and labelling standards will be introduced, allowable nicotine volumes will be reduced, and products will be available only through pharmacies. The reforms aim to make it easier for smokers to quit tobacco […]

Flu vaccines for winter 2023

1 May 2023Flu vaccines for winter 2023

Flu vaccines are now available at our Northcote and Brunswick clinics for existing patients of Turn The Corner. You will need to book online (rather than by phone) as there are simple consents to complete as part of the process. Why do I need an annual flu shot? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is […]

Information Evening for parents of trans young adults

13 Apr 2023Information Evening for parents of trans young adults

On Wednesday, April 26th, from 6-8pm, Turn The Corner will hold its inaugural “patient community information evening” at the Northcote clinic, 409 High Street, Northcote. An Information Evening for parents of trans and trans-curious kids/young adults, hosted by Dr. Tamsin Franklin, featuring a presentation and Q&A by Dr. Nick Silberstein. Dr Nick will talk about what […]