NSW Doctor – July / August 2020


This month in The NSW Doctor: AMA (NSW)’s new President, Dr Danielle McMullen, speaks about stepping up during a pandemic; health and wellbeing on rotation and navigating training and employment for doctors-in-training; DITs fight the wage freeze; an update on treating public patients in private hospitals for VMOs; what happens after Job Keeper; the future of telemedicine; and more.


Perfect timing

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Perfect timing"][/block_title] Investment in healthcare should always be a top priority – even more so as we look at the long-term impacts of COVID-19, which […]

The Q_ad_uple Aim

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The Q_ad_uple Aim"][/block_title] What’s missing? U R. Creating policies without input from medical practitioners misses out on a very important piece of healthcare puzzle. […]

Supporting you with Workplace Relations

SPOTLIGHT [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Supporting you with Workplace Relations"][/block_title] Our experienced Workplace Relations Team provides comprehensive assistance to doctors-in-training, VMOs, staff specialists, private practice doctors, GP and non-GP specialists. We […]

Health & Wellbeing on Rotation

DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Health & Wellbeing on Rotation"][/block_title] Working away from established supports can affect your health and wellbeing and heighten risks at work. MANY YEARS of working with […]

Navigating Training and Employment

DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Navigating Training and Employment"][/block_title] Navigating employment arrangements can be difficult at any time, but when you add the requirements of a vocational training program it becomes […]

DITs Fight the Wage Freeze

DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="DITs Fight the Wage Freeze"][/block_title] While many are doing it tough, NSW DITs already face some of the poorest working conditions in the country, writes DITC  […]

Public Patient Surgery in Private Hospitals

VISITING MEDICAL OFFICERS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Public Patient Surgery in Private Hospitals"][/block_title] In situations where elective surgery can be outsourced to private hospitals, VMOs should be provided with the opportunity […]

Post Job Keeper: What Happens Next?

PRIVATE PRACTICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Post Job Keeper: What Happens Next?"][/block_title] Private practice owners face further uncertainty as the September deadline to pull back on temporary subsidies draws near. AT […]

Good Telemedicine

PRIVATE PRACTICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Good Telemedicine"][/block_title] We have an opportunity to make telemedicine a permanent fixture of quality healthcare in Australia, and welcome new restrictions to ensure it isn’t […]

Vaccine Supply and Distribution Concerns

GENERAL PRACTICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Vaccine Supply and Distribution Concerns"][/block_title] The supply and distribution of flu vaccines this year has been significantly challenging for general practitioners. COVID-19 complexities have exacerbated […]

Off the Beaten Path

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Off the Beaten Path"][/block_title] What started with a dozen people looking for like-minded individuals to discuss the road less travelled in medicine has ballooned into a […]

Racism in Health

COLUMN [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Racism in Health"][/block_title] Improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people must start with combating racism and racial discrimination, writes Dr Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO of […]

Engaging with Media

COLUMN [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Engaging with Media"][/block_title] Looking to create awareness about a particular health issue or advocacy campaign? Media Mentor’s Director, Heidi Buchanan, shares insider tips on how to […]

Classifieds – July / August 2020

CLASSIFIEDS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Classifieds - July / August 2020"][/block_title] FRENCHS FOREST - MEDICAL PRECINCT  BUS AT DOOR, 4 CAR SPACES “Forest Central” Building 5, Suite 3&4 49 Frenchs Forest […]

AMA (NSW) Board of Directors

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA (NSW) Board of Directors"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) announced the Board of Directors for 2020 - 2021 and welcomes its third-female President and two new members – […]

A long & rich history

GOLF EVENTS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A long & rich history"][/block_title] Large golf gatherings have been on hold during COVID, but the long and rich history of the AMA (NSW) Golf […]

Financial Paracetamol

CUTCHER & NEALE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Financial Paracetamol"][/block_title] Welcome to the July edition of Financial Paracetamol. In this issue: The way forward... The health industry has gone through significant disruption […]

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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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