Novel idea to reduce kids' fear of GPs

But clinic no picnic for bears

Forget teddy bear picnics, one Perth GP clinic has been holding a teddy bear clinic for children’s furry companions.

One child's bear undergoes a leg reattachment. Photos by Ngoc Tran

Queensgate Medical Centre hosted its primary bear-care clinic two weeks ago, offering more than 130 children and their families a free visit to the GP.

With the aid of medical students and practice staff, children