NSW Doctor – Latest Issue – Australian Medical Association (NSW)


This month, The NSW Doctor welcomes the new AMA (NSW) leadership team - President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, and Vice President, Dr Danielle McMullen; Dr Eliza Milliken writes her last DIT Diary column and signs off with a piece on bullying; our Student View is written by Jumaana Abdu and tackles balancing empathy for patients with one's own mental health; a new resource for GPs to help patients experiencing domestic violence; remembering Dr Bruce Shepherd; and more.


Building a better system

PRESIDENT'S WORD Building a better system AMA (NSW) welcomes President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, who argues an engaged and satisfied workforce is necessary to the success of any system change. IT IS AN HONOUR to be given the opportunity to serve as the President of AMA (NSW), following the inspiring leadership of Prof Brad Frankum over [...]

On the shoulders of giants

FROM THE CEO On the shoulders of giants Our organisation was advanced by motivated, intelligent, forward-thinking medical professionals, who maintained their passion and commitment to medicine throughout their lives. IT’S BEEN A TIME for reflection as our organisation recently farewelled two former AMA (NSW) Presidents, Dr Hugh Patterson and Dr Bruce Shepherd. Dr Patterson served [...]

Incompetence in communication

DIT DIARY Incompetence in communication As Dr Eliza Milliken notes in her final column, bullying behaviour is no longer acceptable and will one day be as unthinkable as smoking in hospitals. THIS IS MY last DIT diary – after three years I don’t think I can claim to be in-touch with issues affecting pre-vocational JMOs [...]

Compassion and compartmentalisation

STUDENT VIEW Compassion and compartmentalisation Second-year medical student Jumaana Abdu weighs in on the balance doctors must make between empathy for patients and the protection of their own mental health. I REMEMBER the first time I saw a cadaver, I was more disturbed by how undisturbed I was than by the cadaver itself. I’d expected [...]

Top GP takes top job

PROFILE Top GP takes top job One of the nation’s most recognised general practitioners, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, has taken over as President of AMA (NSW). WHEN YOU are the President of AMA (NSW), the phone starts ringing about 7am most weekends with requests to respond to morning radio. Journalists tend to ring the AMA looking [...]

Home Free

FEATURE Home Free A powerful book featuring women’s first-hand accounts of living with domestic violence and their escape to safety is now available as a resource for general practitioners. I FIRST ran away from home when I was 16. I was a lone wolf, out to discover the world. I hitchhiked down to Sydney and [...]

Vale Bruce Shepherd AM: Visionary

OBITUARY Vale Bruce Shepherd AM: Visionary AMA mourns the loss of one of its most well-known leaders, Dr Bruce Shepherd AM – a pioneer for services to support hearing impaired children and firebrand in medico-politics. DR BRUCE SHEPHERD AM, who passed away in late May at the age of 85, was described as a visionary, [...]

A balanced resolution

INDUSTRY NEWS A balanced resolution AMA (NSW) successfully resolved potential billing headaches for VMOs, following recent changes to the CTP insurance scheme. HISTORICALLY in NSW, the driver or rider at fault in a motor vehicle accident was not covered by Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance. What this meant for VMOs in an emergency setting was [...]

Remuneration on the rise

FEATURE Remuneration on the rise AMA (NSW) has successfully negotiated 2.5% year-on-year increases for fee-for-service VMOs from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2021. THE 2013 MEDICARE FREEZE has been a cause of concern across the medical profession. The issue flows into the NSW public hospital system with respect to remuneration for VMOs engaged on [...]

AMA National Conference

EVENTS AMA National Conference AMA (NSW) was recognised for its outstanding advocacy efforts at the AMA National Conference. AMA (NSW) picked up two State Media Awards at the 2018 National Conference held in Canberra in May this year. Our organisation was presented with the Most Innovative Use of Website or New Media Award for its [...]

2018 Autumn Cup

GOLF 2018 Autumn Cup AMA (NSW)’s Golf Society ventured north to the Central Coast’s Magenta Shores for their annual Autumn Cup. Voted among the top 30 best courses in Australia, it was a day to remember. PERFECT AUTUMN weather welcomed 30 players at the magnificent Magenta Shores Golf Club for the 2018 Autumn Cup. The [...]

What makes a ‘Good Doctor’?

EVENTS What makes a ‘Good Doctor’? The NSW Junior Doctors’ Conference, held in June, challenged doctors-in-training to examine what it takes to succeed in medicine. DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING gathered June long weekend for the NSW Junior Doctors’ Conference, hosted by the AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance. The three-day conference combined presentations from leaders in medicine, with [...]

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The NSW Doctor is the flagship publication of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited. The journal is a prime source of communication with AMA membership providing a forum for medicopolitical debate and informing members of the concerns of contemporary medicine.

The NSW Doctor has a circulation of approximately 8,000, and is published every two months. The journal is distributed exclusively to AMA members, selected media, other organisations and subscribers.


NSW Doctor – May / June 2018

MAY / JUNE ISSUE 2018 This month, The NSW Doctor asks GPs what they really think about Health Minister Greg Hunt's claim that general practice is being transformed by the thawing of the Medicare rebate freeze, AMA (NSW) challenges Bupa on its plan to change its health insurance policies, and Prof Brad Frankum makes his [...]

NSW Doctor March / April 2018

MARCH / APRIL ISSUE 2018 This month, The NSW Doctor has a special report on increased demand in public hospitals and the effect it's having on staff morale. Additionally, there's a look at how the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case has resonated with Australian doctors, a round-up from O Week 2018, and more. FEATURES .vc_custom_1419328663991{background-color: #f4f4f4 [...]

NSW Doctor January / February 2018

JANUARY/ FEBRUARY ISSUE 2018 This month's issue of The NSW Doctor is all about refugee health – from helping asylum seekers in detention centres to the value GPs can provide to refugees who have settled in Australia. There's also a round-up of the 2017 Doctor-in-Training Awards, our regular DIT Diary and Student View columns, and [...]

NSW Doctor November / December 2017

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ISSUE 2017 The theme for this month's issue of The NSW Doctor is workforce and training in rural and regional NSW. Stories include: providing opportunities for medical graduates to find work and build careers outside of major cities, the benefits of working in rural areas, and more. FEATURES .vc_custom_1419328663991{background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;} President’s [...]

NSW Doctor September / October 2017

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER ISSUE 2017 This month's issue of The NSW Doctor is all about bad reviews of doctors, some ways you can protect your online space from harassers, and a profile on A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis and the vitriolic campaign waged against him by a former patient. We also cover doctors-turned tech entrepreneurs, a [...]

NSW Doctor July / August 2017

JULY / AUGUST ISSUE 2017 This month's cover is dedicated to outgoing AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation Chair, A/Prof John Gullotta. Beyond our cover story, this issue of NSW Doctor provides ongoing coverage of action on doctor suicide, racism being faced by people working in hospitals, the Federal Budget, doctors working in war zones, and more. [...]

May / June Issue 2017

MAY / JUNE ISSUE 2017 The theme of this issue is medical indemnity. Almost 15 years ago the medical profession faced one of the biggest battles it's ever fought. To understand the future sometimes we need to look at the past. FEATURES .vc_custom_1419328663991{background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;} AMA on marriage equalityPRESIDENT'S WORD AMA on marriage equality Rejecting [...]

March / April Issue 2017

MARCH / APRIL ISSUE 2017 The theme of this issue is obesity. In this special edition, we examine the factors that lead to obesity, the challenges of dealing with childhood obesity, and the benefits of a sugar tax. We also feature a profile on the NSW Health Minister, The Hon. Brad Hazzard. FEATURES .vc_custom_1419328663991{background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;} President’s Word March [...]

NSW Doctor – January / February 2017

JANUARY / FEBRUARY ISSUE 2017 This issue's theme is health inequities and justice. It features Prof Sir Michael Marmot's visit to the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation, the launch of the anti-child abuse campaign Stop the Clock, the risks presented by privatising healthcare in prisons, and profiles of both A/Prof Kelvin Kong, and Dr Kerri Eagle. FEATURES [...]

NSW Doctor – November / December 2016

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ISSUE 2016 This issue marks the beginning of the AMA (NSW) Real Doctors campaign. In other news, Prof Brad Frankum writes about the real issues behind the pressure on NSW hospitals, our regular doctor-in-training column discusses the realities of starting a family while working in a training program, a report back from [...]


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