JANUARY/ FEBRUARY ISSUE 2020

This month in The NSW Doctor: results of the 2019 Hospital Health Check, the RPA Hospital Choir, tips for 2020's interns, welcoming Ms Dominique Egan back to AMA (NSW), payroll tax assessments in regional practice, understanding contracts, updated guide for doctors on domestic violence, remembering A/Prof Andrew Keegan, and more.

MARCH / APRIL ISSUE 2020

This month in The NSW Doctor: response, recovery, and reflection on last summer's bushfires; O Week; an interview with our Registrar of the Year 2019; a profile of Dr Kenneth Chang; a guide for doctors-in-training on where to find help for a range of issues; mandatory reporting obligations; and more.

MAY / JUNE ISSUE 2020

This month in The NSW Doctor: embracing telehealth during the pandemic, domestic violence services voice concern over potential effects of the lockdown, predictions for how the world might look after COVID-19, developing healthcare leaders during a crisis, Dr Tanya Selak talks about the benefits of "having a seat at the table", a workplace relations update, students standing ready to help, and more.

JULY / AUGUST ISSUE 2020

This month in The NSW Doctor: AMA (NSW)'s new President, Dr Danielle McMullen, speaks about stepping up during a pandemic; health and wellbeing on rotation and navigating training and employment for doctors-in-training; DITs fight the wage freeze; an update on treating public patients in private hospitals for VMOs; what happens after Job Keeper; the future of telemedicine; and more.

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER ISSUE 2020

This month in The NSW Doctor: Why do people like surveys? Surveys about surveys (so meta) reveal people participate in this type of research because they like to make their voices heard and they want to effect change.

In this issue, we present results from not one but three recent surveys: the Hospital Health Check, a senior doctor workforce survey, and a survey on no gap obstetric packages.

The impetus for doing the Hospital Health Check – now in its fourth year – has always been to create improvements for doctors-in-training. And this year there are some surprising results!

Please read on to find out what your colleagues are saying about hospital IT, contract arrangements, COVID preparedness, managed care, and more.

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ISSUE 2020

In this November/December edition of The NSW Doctor, we look at a few system issues that – while not strictly COVID-related – are COVID-impacted. Whilst Australia is ranked among the highest in the world for its COVID response, the long fingers of the pandemic have left an indelible mark across all aspects of society and will for years to come.

In this issue, you can read about the AMA's plan to reform private health insurance, how NSW's public hospital system stacks up against the rest of the country, a plan to improve the mental health and wellbeing of doctors, and more.