This month in The NSW Doctor: fighting stigma in mental health; workforce shortages and under-resourcing in psychiatry; AMA (NSW) recommends a balanced approach to illicit drug use; persuading vaccine-hesitant people to immunise; taking a break from training; VMO performance reviews; employing new staff; and more.


Same solutions to old problems

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Same solutions to old problems"][/block_title] Budget Day always begs the question, ‘is this the most effective use of our money?’. As I write this column, […]

Checking the health of our profession

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Checking the health of our profession"][/block_title] Protecting doctors at all stages of their careers – from doctors-in-training to senior clinicians – is important to […]

Breaking down

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Breaking down"][/block_title] Psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross worked tirelessly to break down the barriers and stigma associated with mental health, first on behalf of his patients, and […]

Psychiatry: A system under siege

ANALYSIS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Psychiatry: A system under siege"][/block_title] Frustration from frontline medical staff grows as workforce shortages and under-resourcing threaten to push the public health system to the brink. […]

Progressive policy needed

POLICY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Progressive policy needed"][/block_title] Responses to illicit drug use are often informed by broader arguments around harm minimisation and zero tolerance. AMA (NSW) urges a balanced approach, […]

Taking the sting out

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Taking the sting out"][/block_title] Medical professionals are unlikely to persuade anti-vaxxers on immunisation. However, there is an opportunity to encourage people who are vaccine-hesitant by establishing […]

From the Red Centre to the sea

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="From the Red Centre to the sea"][/block_title] Dr Eliza Milliken and her partner, Dr Alexander Whitfield, reflect on taking time out from training and the realities […]

Pathways through medicine

CAREERS SERVICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Pathways through medicine"][/block_title] Careers Service offers tailored support to doctors throughout their careers. The NSW Doctor is showcasing the unique stories of doctors who have […]

China – health & tourism

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="China - health & tourism"][/block_title] Dr David Bell has combined his love of travel with his occupational interests – leading medical and professional tours in China. […]

VMO performance reviews

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="VMO performance reviews"][/block_title] Not sure what to expect from your performance review? Andrew Campbell explains the Level 1 and Level 2 review process. While annual […]

Employing new staff

Lisa Bennell HR Advisor PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Employing new staff"][/block_title] Here’s your guide to recruiting and retaining the right staff for your practice. Managing a medical practice, like […]

Minimum wages increased by 3%

Lyndall Humphries Senior Advisor (Employment Law) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Minimum wages increased by 3%"][/block_title] The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its annual wage review decision which increased […]

Shared Debt

Dominique Egan Principal - Meridian Lawyers COLUMN [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Shared Debt"][/block_title] The Shared Debt Recovery Scheme acknowledges the responsibility of both medical practitioners and the organisation they work under […]

Coalition promises

Stuart Chan Partner - Specialist Medical Services, Cutcher & Neale COLUMN [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Coalition promises"][/block_title] In the wake of the election, Cutcher & Neale’s Stuart Chan explains how the […]

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