May / June Issue 2019


This month in The NSW Doctor: gender representation and equity in medicine; a report back from the AMA Gender Equity Summit 2019; Dr Kathryn Austin on the need for more women in medico-politics and the barriers that exist; Dr Michelle Atkinson on the variety of paths that exist in medicine; violence on the rise in hospitals; healthcare in Broken Hill; tips on how to avoid discriminating during job interviews; and more.


Health, equity and the curb cut effect

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Health, equity and the curb cut effect"][/block_title] Actions taken to benefit one group often result in improvements for others. There is a similar causal relationship […]

The next frontier of feminism

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The next frontier of feminism"][/block_title] Gender equity is not a women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue. As such, both women and men […]

Are we there yet?

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Are we there yet?"][/block_title] Despite achieving the legal right to equal pay and protections against workplace discrimination, there remains several barriers to achieving gender equity in […]

From intent to action

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="From intent to action"][/block_title] The AMA Gender Equity Summit 2019 gathered stakeholders to develop practical recommendations  AMA can pursue to remove cultural and practical barriers to […]

Dr Kathryn Austin: Breaking barriers

PROFILE Dr Kathryn Austin: Breaking barriers A familiar figure in medico-politics, AMA (NSW) Councillor, Dr Kathryn Austin is ready to take the next step – and she wants more women […]

Pathways through medicine

CAREERS SERVICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Pathways through medicine"][/block_title] The NSW Doctor is showcasing the unique stories of doctors, such as Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Michelle Atkinson, who have successfully used AMA […]

Punched, kicked and hit: How violence in hospitals is becoming the norm

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Punched, kicked and hit: How violence in hospitals is becoming the norm"][/block_title] A review into the safety of staff, patients and visitors in NSW public hospitals […]

Healthcare in Outback NSW

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Healthcare in Outback NSW"][/block_title] AMA (NSW)’s Senior Advisor, Fabian Flintoff shares insights from his recent visit to Broken Hill with AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim. […]

Avoiding discrimination in job interviews

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Avoiding discrimination in job interviews"][/block_title] During a job interview, the questions you ask applicants should focus on the skills and abilities needed to perform the […]

Increased transparency around medical fees

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Increased transparency around medical fees"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) has developed resources to help doctors explain medical fees to patients. Our poster ‘Why is there a gap?’ and […]

Domestic Violence Declaration

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Domestic Violence Declaration"][/block_title] Under new laws, medical practitioners can assist people to escape situations of domestic violence. New tenancy reforms designed to make it easier for […]

Protections for doctors-in-training

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Protections for doctors-in-training"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) has developed resolutions supporting better protections and safer working conditions for doctors-in-training. Earlier this year, Dr Yumiko Kadota’s blog post “The […]

It’s time for 10%

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="It’s time for 10%"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) is ramping up calls for the Federal Government to increase spending on general practice and primary care from 8% to […]

2019 Autumn Cup

GOLF [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="2019 Autumn Cup"][/block_title] Warm weather and a fast green challenged members of the AMA (NSW) Golf Society during play for the Autumn Cup. A full field […]

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The NSW Doctor is the flagship publication of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited. The journal is a prime source of communication with AMA membership providing a forum for medicopolitical debate and informing members of the concerns of contemporary medicine.

The NSW Doctor has a circulation of approximately 8,000, and is published every two months. The journal is distributed exclusively to AMA members, selected media, other organisations and subscribers.


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