Media and Policy – Page 2 – Australian Medical Association (NSW)
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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14Mar

We told you it wasn’t just a bad flu season

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the latest Bureau of Health Information quarterly report continues to show the building and unrelenting pressure faced by hospitals. “The previous BHI report referred to the third quarter of 2017 and showed all-time records set for presentations at emergency departments. “At the time, it was blamed on the […]
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23Jan

AMA (NSW) welcomes free flu vaccines for children under five

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the State Government’s offer to provide free flu vaccinations to children under five is a welcome development. “Given the bad flu season we had in 2017, taking steps to increase rates of immunisation for people most vulnerable to its worst complications is a smart move by the Government. […]
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18Nov

Doctors’ Alliance welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to doctors-in-training health and wellbeing

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The AMA (NSW) / ASMOF NSW Alliance welcomes the NSW Government’s plan to support doctors-in-training. The Alliance’s Doctors-in-Training Committee Chair, Dr Tessa Kennedy, said the NSW Government’s Junior Medical Officer (JMO) Wellbeing and Support Plan, which was released today, should make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of junior doctors. “Our junior doctors […]
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15Nov

AMA (NSW) President: Yes vote sends a strong message to Canberra

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AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says he is delighted with the news that the yes vote was so strong for marriage equality. “AMA (NSW) has been campaigning in favour of marriage equality and today’s result is excellent. “The vote itself may have been a flawed process and an invitation to make LGBTIQ Australians the […]
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