24Mar

Cutting doctor’s sentence sends a poor message on violence against women

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says reducing the sentence of Dr John Kearsley sends a poor message about society’s opinion of violence against women. “Dr John Kearsley is a man who drugged and indecently assaulted a younger female colleague. “This happened at a meeting arranged as a mentoring opportunity. “He abused his position of […]
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17Mar

Tetanus case should be a reminder to get vaccinated

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An unimmunised 7-year-old girl has been hospitalised with tetanus and it is a reminder to all parents to speak with their GPs about vaccination, AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum said. “For people worried about immunisation, vaccines are very safe and they prevent potentially deadly diseases like tetanus. “And for people who aren’t sure how […]
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15Mar

AMA (NSW) President: lack of health vision failing patients and hospitals

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the ongoing record-breaking numbers of patients presenting at NSW Hospitals shows a complete failure to address healthcare needs. “In 2016, all-time records were broken at the beginning of the year and then again at the end of the year for emergency department presentations. “The proportion of patients in […]
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09Mar

AMA (NSW) President: NSW Education Department doing the right thing on obesity

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the NSW Education Department has correctly identified obesity, in a small percentage of cases, as a child protection issue. “The story in the Daily Telegraph this morning has jumbled the facts on its story on childhood obesity and schools. “The NSW Education guidelines are a response to the […]
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23Feb

AMA (NSW) President: bid to deport doctor is wrong

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says it is wrong that a doctor who has been an Australian resident for eight years faces being deported because her daughter is autistic. “This is not just wrong because Dr Nasrin Haque is a doctor, this would be the wrong thing to do to someone, no matter their […]
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20Feb

Health Minister’s sugar tax rejection premature

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the Federal Health Minister is letting the people of NSW down by dismissing a sugar tax so readily. “The problem posed by the massive incidence of overweight and obesity in NSW and Australia is a complex one for which there is no silver bullet. “We will need a […]
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10Feb

Doctor suicide – resources and a need for action

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An open letter from AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum I wanted to acknowledge my anonymous colleague for their heartfelt post – There  is something rotten inside the medical profession. I am sad to say we have lost at least three colleagues in the last 12 months, that I am aware of, some still in […]
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