06Mar

Map My Health Career welcome help for doctors-in-training

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the State Government’s new Map My Health Career website to help junior doctors decide on a training path. “For junior doctors, it’s not just the work they do that’s complicated. “In many cases it’s compounded by the fact the system is so diverse. “Anything that can be done to help doctors-in-training map […]
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02Mar

AMA (NSW): Labor’s public hospital chemotherapy pledge welcome

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AMA (NSW) welcomes Labor’s pledge to ensure that chemotherapy is free for cancer patients in NSW public hospitals. “I’m very happy that Labor has promised to ensure patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer in public hospitals will not pay for chemotherapy. “The current system means public cancer patients are required to make a co-payment […]
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28Feb

AMA (NSW) welcomes Coalition’s Westmead upgrade pledge

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, welcomes the Coalition’s election pledge of nearly $1 billion for Westmead Hospital. “I am delighted that the State Government has been listening to what the AMA has had to say on the need to update Westmead Hospital. “We’ve been saying it’s a billion dollar project and the Government’s promise […]
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24Feb

State hospitals are drowning in demand

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says skyrocketing demand for public hospital services from sicker patients is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the state. “Demand for public hospital services is growing faster than ever before but hospital capacity and bed numbers as a proportion of population are not improving. “In fact, it has been […]
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15Feb

AMA (NSW): Nurse-Led Clinics Waste Money and Fragment Care

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says State Labor's proposal to open walk-in nurse clinics in NSW will waste money and fragment care. "The proposal shows a lack of understanding of the operation of the NSW public hospital system and goes against established evidence of promoting good quality care," Dr Smith said. "There is actually […]
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11Feb

AMA (NSW) welcomes Government move to ban sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, is congratulating the State Government on producing a bill that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s. “With the great work that’s been done in reducing smoking levels in Australia, now is not the time to start a new fad that leads to poor health outcomes, including […]
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10Feb

AMA (NSW) calls for increased doctor numbers in rural and regional areas

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, is calling for funding of $30 million over four years to boost doctor numbers in rural and regional NSW. “AMA (NSW) is calling on both major parties to commit to our plan ahead of the state election in order to increase doctor numbers outside of Sydney,” Dr Smith said. […]
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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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