Media and Policy – Australian Medical Association (NSW)
18Aug

AMA (NSW) President: asylum seekers deserve appropriate medical care

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says he is appalled at reports from Nauru that children in immigration detention are at imminent risk of dying. “Reports from Nauru about the extremely poor health of refugee children there are horrifying,” Dr Lim said. “The conditions The Guardian reports they are suffering from are not something that […]
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17Aug

AMA (NSW) welcomes efforts to raise awareness about diabetes prevalence

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming NSW Health’s efforts to continue to raise awareness of the risks posed by undiagnosed type two diabetes. “The research released by the Western Sydney Local Health District is the biggest study of its kind about the prevalence of type two diabetes in Australia. “The fact that it […]
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19Jun

AMA (NSW) President: State Budget solid with investments in areas of need

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming the State Budget, particularly the increases to frontline medical staff, investment in mental health, and Western Sydney. “It’s excellent to see the Government spending money in real areas of need including mental health, palliative care, oncology, pain management, and geriatrics. “It will be key to make sure […]
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11Jun

AMA (NSW) congratulates doctors on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is congratulating the doctors named on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “Every year, a large number of doctors are recognised on the Queen’s Birthday for their service to the medical profession and the patients we treat. “It is always especially good to see familiar names on that list. […]
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07Jun

AMA (NSW) welcomes Bupa policy reversal

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming the policy reversal by Bupa on changes to its health insurance products that would have limited patient choice. “It’s important that when someone buys something like health insurance that it can be used when they need it, under the treatment of the doctor they choose, and at […]
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17May

We support safe access zones for women’s health services

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the organisation supports safe access zones around abortion and reproductive health clinics. “A private member’s bill championed by Labor’s Penny Sharpe and the Nationals’ Trevor Khan has been introduced in the NSW Upper House today. “It endorses 150-metre radius safe access zones around women’s health services. “AMA (NSW) […]
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16May

New AMA (NSW) leadership team: Dr Kean-Seng Lim and Dr Danielle McMullen

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Dr Kean-Seng Lim is the new AMA (NSW) President, following a term as Vice President, and Dr Danielle McMullen is the new AMA (NSW) Vice President. Both doctors are GPs working in Sydney. Dr Lim is replacing Prof Brad Frankum as President of the state body, following the expiration of his term and his decision […]
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28Apr

AMA (NSW) welcomes NSW Government’s strengthening of regulation for cosmetic procedures

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the increased regulation on cosmetic procedures is just as important as the message the NSW Government is sending. “It’s saying that people really should think very carefully about any cosmetic procedure they are considering, be it surgical or non-surgical. “All procedures have risks associated with them and potential […]
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