Media and Policy

July 11, 2016

People should not take health advice from Pete Evans

AMA (NSW) Councillor, Clin A/Prof Saxon Smith, says people should not take advice from celebrity chefs when it comes to sunscreen use. “Pete Evans has no idea what he’s talking […]
July 7, 2016

AMA (NSW) President disappointed at Federal Coalition’s cuts to Indigenous health

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the Federal Government’s withdrawal of millions in funding for Indigenous health services in the state is very disappointing. “Indigenous health services are vital […]
July 1, 2016

Health a life and death issue for patients

AMA NSW President, Prof Brad Frankum, is calling on the community to stand up for Australia’s health system this election. Prof Frankum said he was aware of GPs in south […]
June 23, 2016

Insurance and Regulation Reform Package 2015

The NSW Government announced reforms to the workers compensation system in NSW in August 2015. The reform package has affected three areas: benefits for workers including increases to the maximum […]
June 22, 2016

AMA (NSW) supports Greens on sugary drinks tax but we need a national obesity prevention program

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, has welcomed the Greens’ plans for a tax on sugary drinks, saying it should be part of a wider, national obesity prevention campaign. “Sweetened […]
June 21, 2016

State Government invests in prevention, Federal hospital funding still a worry

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the State Government has made some good investments in preventative health, including $14 million to tackle childhood obesity. “The NSW Government should be […]
June 20, 2016

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, to visit Maitland and Cessnock today

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, will be visiting Maitland and Cessnock to speak with local doctors and candidates about health issues in the region. During the day, he will […]
June 13, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: Health Australia Party misses the point

AMA (NSW) President Prof Brad Frankum says the Health Australia Party is missing the point and should leave healthcare policy to people better suited to the task. “I am concerned […]
June 8, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: NSW patients and hospitals can’t afford complacency on health care

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says public hospital funding must remain a priority if hospitals are going to keep up with demand. “The State is facing substantial cuts to […]
June 3, 2016

AMA (NSW) welcomes greater regulation for cosmetic surgery

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, is welcoming the State Government’s new safety regulations on cosmetic surgery. “Patient safety is paramount and these new regulations will improve safety for people […]