NSW Doctor – May / June 2018

MAY / JUNE ISSUE 2018

This month, The NSW Doctor asks GPs what they really think about Health Minister Greg Hunt’s claim that general practice is being transformed by the thawing of the Medicare rebate freeze, AMA (NSW) challenges Bupa on its plan to change its health insurance policies, and Prof Brad Frankum makes his pitch to be the next Federal AMA President.

FEATURES

A time for strong advocacy

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A time for strong advocacy"][/block_title] The AMA is more relevant than ever as the health system battles the chronic underfunding of primary care and increased […]

Fighting for public health

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Fighting for public health"][/block_title] Advocating for doctors' interests and those of patients are two sides of the same coin. We can't make Australians care […]

The DIT’s guide to death

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The DIT's guide to death"][/block_title] While death is a stranger to no one, for doctors it is a more constant companion. Learning to deal with […]

A slap in the face

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A slap in the face"][/block_title] Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt's claim that general practice has been "transformed" by the Government's tepid thaw of the Medicare freeze – […]

Making small changes matter

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Making small changes matter"][/block_title] A systems thinker with a passion for general practice, Dr Danielle McMullen continues to push for creative solutions to the complexities facing […]

Dr Jaspreet Saini

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Dr Jaspreet Saini"][/block_title] As a general practitioner and Clinical Director of Governance for WentWest, Dr Jaspreet Saini has a multi-focal perspective on primary care. It was […]

The fight for choice

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The fight for choice"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) is committed to its campaign against Bupa's health cover changes, which would erode patient choice of doctor and hospital. When […]

A vision for healthcare

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A vision for healthcare"][/block_title] We need to challenge the current narrative on health, says AMA (NSW) Prof Brad Frankum, who is running in the upcoming Federal […]

Could it happen here?

ANALYSIS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Could it happen here?"][/block_title] The case of UK doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba has resonated with medical professionals around the world, particularly those in Australia, who work in […]

HR for the new financial year

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="HR for the new financial year"] [/block_title] Helen Winklemann, Director of Professional Services THIS YEAR, we’ve again been getting great feedback for our “Employer Essentials” […]

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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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