The theme of this issue is obesity. In this special edition, we examine the factors that lead to obesity, the challenges of dealing with childhood obesity, and the benefits of a sugar tax. We also feature a profile on the NSW Health Minister, The Hon. Brad Hazzard.


President’s Word March / April 2017

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Changing of the guard"][/block_title] With new health ministers at both the State and the Federal level, now is the perfect time to set a fresh […]

From the CEO March / April 2017

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A time of sadness and reflection"][/block_title] While the profession reels from the loss of so many colleagues in such a short timeframe, we need […]

Dr Chloe Abbott: Champion for young doctors

OBITUARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Dr Chloe Abbott: Champion for young doctors"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) would like to recognise the passing of one of the profession’s brightest young doctors: Dr Chloe Abbott. […]

DIT Diary: Lifting the stigma of mental illness

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Lifting the stigma of mental illness"][/block_title] Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues do not automatically equate to impairment, writes Dr Eliza Milliken, who supports […]

Call for clinical supervision

OPINION [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Call for clinical supervision"][/block_title] The need for increased pastoral care in our professional lives could be met by an expanded view of the current supervision model, […]

‘Log On’ to better mental health

COLUMN [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="‘Log On’ to better mental health"][/block_title] President of the NSW Medical Students’ Council, Ashna Basu, breaks down the benefits of iCBT for the medical community. An […]

NSW welcomes new interns

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="NSW welcomes new interns"][/block_title] Almost 1000 interns found a placement in the NSW Health system – a third record-breaker year in a row. Despite a national […]

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Minister for Health Brad Hazzard"][/block_title] The NSW Doctor spoke with the State’s new Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, to get his view on the challenges that […]

Is obesity a doctor’s problem?

SPECIAL FEATURE OBESITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Is obesity a doctor’s problem?"][/block_title] More than half of Australians have a body weight that puts their health at risk. Are we failing our […]

Why are we still obese?

SPECIAL FEATURE OBESITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Why are we still obese?"][/block_title] Despite decades of healthy eating and exercise messaging, the prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to increase. Professor Kylie […]

The big problem facing little kids

SPECIAL FEATURE OBESITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The big problem facing little kids"][/block_title] Childhood obesity is a sensitive topic for healthcare professionals. Dr Shirley Alexander explores the challenges and solutions to […]

For the love of the game

SPECIAL FEATURE OBESITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="For the love of the game"][/block_title] A pioneer of sports medicine, Dr Jeni Saunders has worked with some of the country’s top athletes. She […]

Time for change

SPECIAL FEATURE OBESITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Time for change"][/block_title] Momentum for sugar tax builds, as experts from across Australia call for a national obesity plan and regulatory reform. Commercial interests […]

Professional Services: Sticky issues for VMOs

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Professional Services: Sticky issues for VMOs"][/block_title] Sticky issues for VMOs Ever been left scratching your head wondering why a V-Money claim was rejected? Lately, we’ve […]

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