08Feb

IPTAAS increase welcome boost for rural and regional patients

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the State Government’s significant boost to subsidised travel and accommodation for rural and regional patients who need treatment in the city. “The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) helps people in country areas access appropriate medical care,” Dr Saxon Smith said. “We know people in rural and regional NSW are […]
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19Jan

AMA (NSW) and ASMOF NSW welcome new interns to the medical profession

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Today, nearly 1,000 new doctors start their first day as interns in hospitals around NSW. AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, and ASMOF (NSW) President, Dr Tony Sara, are both welcoming all of them to the medical profession. “There is an ongoing doctor shortage in NSW and around Australia and record numbers of new doctors […]
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16Jan

AMA (NSW) supports NSW Health warning on unregistered practitioners

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AMA (NSW) is echoing NSW Heath’s warning against having any sort of medical procedure performed by unregistered practitioners. “It’s very concerning that unregistered practitioners are performing medical procedures that should only be performed by doctors or nurses in teams supported by doctors. “It’s of additional concern when it comes to things like Botox injections and […]
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01Jan

AMA (NSW) President says don’t let your sunscreen burn out this summer

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Higher SPF ratings don’t mean you’re invincible to skin damage from the sun, especially if you’re using expired sunscreen. “If you let your sunscreen burn out by not wearing enough, not reapplying it often enough or because it’s old you might get sunburnt anyway,” AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, said. Dr Smith says new […]
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