The theme of this issue is medical indemnity. Almost 15 years ago the medical profession faced one of the biggest battles it’s ever fought. To understand the future sometimes we need to look at the past.


AMA on marriage equality

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA on marriage equality"][/block_title] Rejecting discrimination in all its forms is fundamental to medical practice. The Federal Council of AMA voted in support of a […]

Let us be exceptional and courageous

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Let us be exceptional and courageous"][/block_title] The AMA has a long history of fighting on behalf of doctors, patients and for a better Australian […]

High Tea with a Twist!

EVENT More than 200 colleagues joined AMA (NSW) to hear guest speaker Annabel Crabb at the Sydney High Tea with a Twist held in March. Driving rains and a threatening […]

What’s the right answer?

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="What's the right answer?"][/block_title] Exams are one way to test doctors’ abilities, but they are not perfect. Dr Eliza Milliken asks, ‘Are exams a necessary […]

Deaths we don’t question further

OPINION [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Deaths we don't question further"][/block_title] Dr Tessa Kennedy, Chair of the Doctors-in-Training Committee, asks could we use a systems-quality approach to reduce doctor distress? One week […]

One wellbeing day at a time

OPINION [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="One wellbeing day at a time"][/block_title] Christine Byrnes, President of Western Sydney Medical Society, shares her university’s practical solutions to improving mental health for students. “I […]

Holistic approach to healing patients

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Holistic approach to healing patients"][/block_title] The Health Justice Partnership addresses the legal dimension to patient health and wellbeing. In May 2015, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) […]

Advances in vaccination safety

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Advances in vaccination safety"][/block_title] Australia’s landmark system to monitor adverse reactions is increasing patients’ confidence in the safety of vaccines. AusVaxSafety, which actively monitors the safety […]

Problem gambling

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Problem gambling"][/block_title] Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is encouraging medical professionals to ask the question, “Have you ever had a problem with gambling?” Flanked by police escorting […]

Cycling with care

FEATURE Cycling with care AMA (NSW) is working with the Amy Gillett Foundation to make cycling safer. As a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Peter Aquilina sees the trauma […]

The future of medical indemnity

FOCUS: MEDICAL INDEMNITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The future of medical indemnity"][/block_title] Almost 15 years ago, the medical profession faced one of the biggest battles it has ever fought. The medical […]

How the crisis unfolded

FOCUS: MEDICAL INDEMNITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="How the crisis unfolded"][/block_title] Arguably the biggest potential disaster the medical community has ever faced, the medical indemnity crisis was a period of tragedy […]

Doctors in distress

FOCUS: MEDICAL INDEMNITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Doctors in distress"][/block_title] At the height of the medical indemnity crisis, the financial threat of the IBNR levy forced many doctors to consider leaving […]

The turning point

FOCUS: MEDICAL INDEMNITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The turning point"][/block_title] It takes a lot to get doctors angry, but after more than a decade of failed negotiations the medical indemnity crisis […]

The future is at risk

FOCUS: MEDICAL INDEMNITY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The future is at risk"][/block_title] After years of stability, the Federal Government is threatening to unwind several medical indemnity schemes. What will it cost […]

Managing performance makes good business sense

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Managing performance makes good business sense"][/block_title] In the lead up to a new financial year, a lot of people are starting to worry about pay […]

Land of the rising sun and white powder

TRAVEL [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Land of the rising sun and white powder"][/block_title] Great snow, challenging runs and a cultural experience – Dr Brian Morton shares his recent skiing adventure at […]

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