BEACH centre to close doors for good

The home of the GP research project BEACH is to close, along with the loss of 14 academic staff, after a last-ditch attempt to secure funding failed.

The closure of the Family Medicine Research Centre at the University of Sydney comes just over a month after the centre announced it could no longer continue to carry out BEACH analyses after the Federal Government withdrew $300,000 in funding.

The centre's director, Professor Helena Britt (pictured), said her team had been trying to source alternative funds to keep the centre and the 18-year old BEACH program going, but