Welcome to the July/August 2022 edition of The NSW Doctor magazine.


Building a better healthcare system

PRESIDENT'S WORD Building a better healthcare system AMA (NSW) is looking forward to tackling wider health system change to create a model of healthcare fit for the future needs of […]

The cost of a healthcare crisis

FROM THE CEO The cost of the healthcare crisis Whilst necessary to highlight the pressure on our health system, we need to find a means of maintaining the public’s trust […]

Part of the solution

PROFILE Part of the solution After witnessing how poor working conditions for doctors-in-training were contributing to underpayment, burnout and fatigue, Dr Sanjay Hettige committed his training years to advocate for […]

How an Australian doctor is training for historic 110-day trek from Manly to Antarctica

PROFILE How an Australian doctor is training for historic 110-day trek from Manly to Antarctica Anaesthetist Dr Gareth Andrews, alongside Dr Richard Stephenson, are preparing for an epic 260-kilometre adventure […]

Valuing health in NSW

FEATURE Valuing health in NSW NSW delivered a strong 2022-23 Budget, but without a long-term plan to address the crisis in our health system it won’t meet the needs of […]

Over 55 & Homeless

FEATURE Over 55 & Homeless AMA (NSW) recently contributed to the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into homelessness amongst people aged over 55 in New South Wales. COVID-19 has exacerbated many of […]

Annual wage arrangements

WORKPLACE RELATIONS Annual wage arrangements Are you considering annual wage arrangements for your practice? Here is what you need to know about the new annual wage arrangements in the Health […]

Informed financial consent

WORKPLACE RELATIONS Informed financial consent Failing to disclose information or obtain proper consent (including financial), may give rise to a professional conduct complaint. The doctor-patient relationship is a partnership that […]

VMO Contracts: Seek advice before signing

WORKPLACE RELATIONS VMO Contracts: Seek advice before signing When provided with contracts within weeks or days of the commencement of the next quinquennium, VMOs are under pressure to simply sign […]

Lifting our game; providing equitable hospital stroke services for all Australians

OPINION Lifting our game; providing equitable hospital stroke services for all Australians  The Australian Stroke Coalition is inviting hospitals with stroke units to participate in a certification scheme to recognise […]

Orchestrating change at all levels

DIT DIARY Orchestrating change at all levels Three easy and powerful ways to create change from any position in the hierarchy and bring others along the journey with you. I […]


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