NSW Doctor – January / February 2018


This month’s issue of The NSW Doctor is all about refugee health – from helping asylum seekers in detention centres to the value GPs can provide to refugees who have settled in Australia. There’s also a round-up of the 2017 Doctor-in-Training Awards, our regular DIT Diary and Student View columns, and more.


President’s Word: How can we do better?

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="How can we do better?"][/block_title] At this critical juncture in history, doctors need to unite for a better, more equitable healthcare approach for all patients […]

From the CEO: Change for the better

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Change for the better"][/block_title] A new year signifies change. Here at the AMA, we’re focused on effecting change that will improve the medical profession […]

Counter Productivity

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Counter productivity"][/block_title] Doctors-in-training need to be a part of the conversation around productivity, if they are to have a say in the healthcare system they […]

A prescription for a healthier planet

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A prescription for a healthier planet"][/block_title] Calling for action on climate change is consistent with doctors’ advocacy on other social issues that impact the health […]

Best & Brightest

EVENT [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Best & Brightest"][/block_title] The annual Doctors-in-Training Awards celebrate not only the achievements of the profession’s best junior doctors, but it also recognises the teachers and managers […]

Doctors for Refugees

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Doctors for Refugees"][/block_title] Dr Barri Phatarfod, GP and President of Doctors for Refugees, urges medical professionals to fight for the healthcare needs of asylum seekers and […]

A safe environment

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A safe environment"][/block_title] The Family Medical Practice in Mount Druitt is more than just a health service to refugees in the community. For the doctors and […]

Calling Australia Home

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Calling Australia Home"][/block_title] Dr Mitchell Smith, director of the NSW Refugee Health Service, explains how NSW has helped settle the influx of refugees in western Sydney. […]

Beyond Five

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Beyond Five"][/block_title] Head and neck cancer experts created Beyond Five as a resource for medical professionals, as well as their patients and carers. For a disease […]

When patients become professors

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="When patients become professors"][/block_title] A new program uses ovarian cancer survivors to raise awareness of symptoms among medical professionals to improve early detection. Women diagnosed with […]

Tackling obesity

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Tackling obesity"][/block_title] High school students highlighted healthy lifestyle issues at a recent SALSA – or Students as Lifestyle Activists – event. WESTERN SYDNEY high school students, […]

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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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