NSW Doctor – July / August 2018


This month, The NSW Doctor welcomes the new AMA (NSW) leadership team – President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, and Vice President, Dr Danielle McMullen; Dr Eliza Milliken writes her last DIT Diary column and signs off with a piece on bullying; our Student View is written by Jumaana Abdu and tackles balancing empathy for patients with one’s own mental health; a new resource for GPs to help patients experiencing domestic violence; remembering Dr Bruce Shepherd; and more.


Building a better system

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Building a better system"] [/block_title] AMA (NSW) welcomes President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, who argues an engaged and satisfied workforce is necessary to the success of […]

On the shoulders of giants

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="On the shoulders of giants"] [/block_title] Our organisation was advanced by motivated, intelligent, forward-thinking medical professionals, who maintained their passion and commitment to medicine […]

Incompetence in communication

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Incompetence in communication"] [/block_title] As Dr Eliza Milliken notes in her final column, bullying behaviour is no longer acceptable and will one day be as […]

Compassion and compartmentalisation

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Compassion and compartmentalisation"] [/block_title] Second-year medical student Jumaana Abdu weighs in on the balance doctors must make between empathy for patients and the protection of […]

Top GP takes top job

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Top GP takes top job"] [/block_title] One of the nation’s most recognised general practitioners, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, has taken over as President of AMA (NSW). WHEN […]

Home Free

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Home Free"] [/block_title] A powerful book featuring women’s first-hand accounts of living with domestic violence and their escape to safety is now available as a resource […]

Vale Bruce Shepherd AM: Visionary

OBITUARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Vale Bruce Shepherd AM: Visionary"] [/block_title] AMA mourns the loss of one of its most well-known leaders, Dr Bruce Shepherd AM – a pioneer for services […]

A balanced resolution

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A balanced resolution"] [/block_title] AMA (NSW) successfully resolved potential billing headaches for VMOs, following recent changes to the CTP insurance scheme. HISTORICALLY in NSW, the […]

Remuneration on the rise

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Remuneration on the rise"] [/block_title] AMA (NSW) has successfully negotiated 2.5% year-on-year increases for fee-for-service VMOs from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2021. THE 2013 […]

AMA National Conference

EVENTS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA National Conference"] [/block_title] AMA (NSW) was recognised for its outstanding advocacy efforts at the AMA National Conference. AMA (NSW) picked up two State Media Awards […]

2018 Autumn Cup

GOLF [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="2018 Autumn Cup"] [/block_title] AMA (NSW)’s Golf Society ventured north to the Central Coast’s Magenta Shores for their annual Autumn Cup. Voted among the top 30 […]

What makes a ‘Good Doctor’?

EVENTS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="What makes a ‘Good Doctor’?"] [/block_title] The NSW Junior Doctors’ Conference, held in June, challenged doctors-in-training to examine what it takes to succeed in medicine. DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING […]

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