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Eva (QA Officer) is a volunteer with 12Buckets and provides students with one-on-one mentoring sessions. Throughout the year, Eva has been working with a delightful year 5 student and has witnessed his growth in confidence over the time she has spent with him. She will remain his mentor throughout his primary school years. “I have been challenging him to beat me in Connect4…he’s not quite there yet but he is clearly enjoying the process!”. The picture is of the Christmas card Eva’s student gave her last year.

ZELICA: Zelica (GM) has dedicated her time and energy as a volunteer ambulance officer with St John Ambulance. Volunteering in this capacity is not an easy task and it requires a high level of physical and mental stamina. However, Zelica’s passion for helping others has inspired her to give back to her community in this way.

Next Health is honoured to be part of MedHealth, recognised as one of Australia’s best places to work for the second year in a row by The Australian Financial Review and Inventium.

This achievement would not have been possible without the incredible team that makes Next Health such a fantastic place to work.

𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 to each of our each team members for their contributions and commitment to our shared values.

Read more about the award here -

The Australian Financial Review Inventium #afrbestplaces2023

Celebrating 5 years of excellence – the Medilaw Group story
As Medilaw Group celebrates its 5th anniversary, we want to take a moment to reflect on our journey, achievements, and the impact we’ve made on the specialist medical opinion market in Australia. We’ve grown from a collective of local organisations to a cohesive, nationally recognised group.

A Journey to Unite Expertise:
In 2017, Medilaw Group was born with the vision of offering choice, quality and local industry expertise in the specialist medical opinion market. Bringing together Next Health, Medilaw, Australian Medico-Legal Group (AMLG) and MLO, we embarked on an ambitious journey to unite like-minded organisations and create a strong, nationwide presence.

In 2021, Medilaw Group further strengthened its position and enhanced its service offerings with the merging of AMLG and MLO with Medilaw. You will recognise today’s Medilaw Group as Next Health in WA and NT and Medilaw in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS and ACT.

Today’s Medilaw Group:
Today, Medilaw Group is a unified brand that is committed to growth and collaboration, a group that provides expert medical opinions across various disciplines throughout Australia. Our national coverage allows us to serve clients and customers in every state and territory, offering a comprehensive range of services.

  • Medilaw – A leading provider of expert medical opinions and assessments, serving clients and customers across the east coast and central Australia. Medilaw focuses on offering accurate, timely, and personalised services to empower individuals and organisations in making informed decisions for better health and employment outcomes.

  • Next Health – The largest provider of independent specialist opinion across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Next Health’s growth to market leader is a direct result of the careful recruitment and retention of highly regarded medical consultants and their ability to collaborate with key parties to deliver specific services to their local market.

At Medilaw Group, we firmly believe in our purpose: “We help organisations improve the life, health, and employment outcomes of a population…while never losing sight of the individual.” We work passionately to help individuals and communities achieve better life, health, and employment outcomes. We pride ourselves on being a people business and are committed to refining and building our capabilities to create solutions that solve problems for our customers and support people in realising their potential.

Our Achievements and Highlights:
Over the past five years, we have accomplished a great deal, including:

  • Formation of a robust national network of medical consultants who share our commitment to quality and professionalism, with over 510 consultants covering 52 specialties.

  • Consistent growth and market recognition, thanks to our loyal customers and dedicated team.

  • Hosting numerous customer events and introducing educational webinars to share knowledge and insights with our customers and consultants.

  • A national footprint, covering every state and territory in Australia, allowing us to provide our services across the country, including in regional and remote areas.

  • Over 31,000 appointments booked in 2022, demonstrating our dedication to providing high-quality and accessible medical opinion services.

A Bright Future Ahead:
As we look back on our journey, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support of our team members, customers and industry partners. As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we are more committed than ever to offering choice, quality and excellence in the specialist medical opinion market.
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 - "𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆'𝘀 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁-𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱: 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗟𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲."

In this webinar, we'll be discussing the impact of juggling it all in a fast-paced environment, both at home and work, in the post-COVID era.

This webinar will dive into the impacts of these changes on mental health and provide strategies for managing the well-being of your clients.

Facilitated by Medilaw Group’s National Account and Marketing Manager, Kylie Gould, she will be joined by:

  • Dr Catherine Nyuthe, Psychiatrist, Medilaw

  • Dr Olivia Lee, Psychiatrist, Next Health

  • Emma Lovett, Injury Management Specialist, Kairros Pty Ltd

  • Dr Amanda White, Neuropsychologist, Medilaw

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟯𝟬 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝟯:𝟬𝟬-𝟰:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗔𝗘𝗗𝗧, 𝟭𝟮:𝟬𝟬-𝟭:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗔𝗪𝗦𝗧

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Introducing Next Health’s newest consultant: Mr James Plant, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Mr James Plant is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon based in Perth, Australia. He received his medical education at the University of Liverpool in England and later gained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015.

Mr Plant has a specialty in hip and knee arthritis, joint replacement including revision surgery, trauma, and musculoskeletal oncology. He pursued further training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Shropshire.

Upon returning to Perth, he became the Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Royal Perth Hospital in 2019. He practices privately at Subiaco Orthopaedics and also operates at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Armadale Hospital.

Mr James Plant  is available for in person assessments in Perth.

To book an appointment with Mr James Plant, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email

𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵’𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗗𝗿 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗣𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁.

Dr Andrew Jackson is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private clinical practice. He has admitting rights for inpatients to The Hollywood Clinic.

He has provided psychiatric care to patients from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with a broad range of complex psychiatric needs.

Dr Jackson has consistently provided high quality ethical and patient-centred care. He has embraced a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. This has included working with other psychiatrists and medical specialists from other disciplines, psychologists and allied health professional. This multidisciplinary approach has also included liaising with community support services.

𝘿𝙧 𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙬 𝙅𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣-𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙝.

To book an appointment with Dr Andrew Jackson, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 Medilaw Group 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!

Make sure that you have the most up-to-date information about all our locations and consultants.

Contact the Next Health office now to get a copy.

𝗣: (08) 9201 3300

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𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵’𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗗𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘄𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿, 𝗣𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁.

Dr Dawn Barker is a Psychiatrist who specialises on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Barker gained her medical degree from the University of Aberdeen and completed her psychiatric training in New South Wales and Western Australia.

Currently, Dr Barker is an active psychiatrist member of the Mental Health Tribunal of Western Australia where she reviews adults and is also one of only a few appointed Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists reviewing children in Western Australia being treated under the Mental Health Act (2014).

𝘿𝙧 𝘿𝙖𝙬𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣-𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙝.

To book an appointment with Dr Barker, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email

𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵’𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸: 𝗗𝗿 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗡𝗲𝗽𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁.

Dr Johan Rosman is a specialist Nephrologist and specialist in difficult to treat hypertension. Dr Rosman’s special focus includes Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stone Disease, Dialysis, transplantation, medicolegal affairs.

Dr Johan Rosman undertook his medical training and specialisation in internal medicine in The Netherlands and specialised training in Nephrology and Hypertension in Germany and New Zealand. Dr Rosman currently works as a Nephrologist at the Royal Perth Hospital and in private practise.

𝘿𝙧 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙝.

To book an appointment with Dr Rosman, contact the Next Health team now on (08) 9201 3300 or email
Aboriginal people living in regional and remote areas face many health challenges, including their living conditions, isolation, cultural barriers, and inappropriate care.

Next Health provide vital Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s) to indigenous communities and have been servicing WA’s remote regions since 2015. It’s not easy work, but every visit the team undertake can make a difference to someone’s quality of life.

With the assistance of an Indigenous plaintiff lawyer, the team conduct orthopaedic assessments on Indigenous people injured in motor vehicle accidents. Dr Michael Wren is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialties in arthroscopic joint surgery. He is accompanied during the IME’s by Zelica Palamara, Next Health General Manager and Natalie Nicholas, Next Health Client Relationship Officer.

There are many challenges for the team in these isolated communities.  It can be difficult locating patients and ensuring they stay in the area long enough for adequate care. There are also obvious language and communication problems and logistics to overcome, such as driving long distances for x-rays, returning patients back home, providing ongoing treatment and progressing claims.

Zelica Palamara knows these challenges all too well, regularly visiting the Kimberley and Goldfields regions of WA, but says the effort is rewarded in so many ways.
“In September we visited the Kimberley Region. We flew into Kununurra from Perth, drove to Warmun, then drove to Halls Creek, we then drove to Fitzroy Crossing, then Derby and finally on to Broome, where we then caught a flight back to Perth. This trip involved 6 hours of flying and 12 hours of driving. We do this so that our indigenous patients can be assessed, treated, and recover from their injuries as best as possible. Sitting down with them, I am always amazed by how open and willing they are to tell their story. I guess they can sense the trust and it’s important to listen,” says Zelica.

Visiting these aboriginal communities is also inspiring. The scenery is stunning, and the enormity of the land can take your breath away. For Zelica and Natalie, it’s also an opportunity to take in the aboriginal culture and unique heritage. Natalie has loved being part of the team and experiencing this culture. “Interacting with the indigenous community is a beautiful experience, they are so welcoming and if you approach them with openness and respect, they will return that. To experience the beauty of Aboriginal culture firsthand is remarkable, and the work we do lets me imagine the difference we are making in their lives”.