NSW Doctor May / June 2020 Issue


This month in The NSW Doctor: embracing telehealth during the pandemic, domestic violence services voice concern over potential effects of the lockdown, predictions for how the world might look after COVID-19, developing healthcare leaders during a crisis, Dr Tanya Selak talks about the benefits of “having a seat at the table”, a workplace relations update, students standing ready to help, and more.


If not now, when?

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="If not now, when?"][/block_title] COVID-19 has presented us with a challenge, but also an opportunity to shape and evolve the health system. AS I COME […]

Timing is everything

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Timing is everything"][/block_title] A cautious and measured return to elective surgery is in the best interests of patients and practitioners, including doctors-in-training. THE CANCELLATION […]

Crisis communications

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Crisis communications"][/block_title] If necessity is the mother of invention, then COVID-19 has been the catalyst Australia’s health system needed to embrace medical technology. THE HEALTH system’s […]

Are you alone now?

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Are you alone now?"][/block_title] As medical professionals embrace telehealth during COVID-19, many are looking at how they can better support patients who may be affected by […]

Beyond the Pandemic

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Beyond the Pandemic"][/block_title] What impacts and opportunities will Australia’s healthcare system face as it moves into the next phase of its COVID-19 response? PwC’s Stuart Babbage […]

9 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus world

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="9 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus world"][/block_title] How will the world evolve from this pandemic? Futurist Bernard Marr shares his predictions for a Post-COVID planet. As the […]

Developing Healthcare Leaders

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Developing Healthcare Leaders"][/block_title] Retired executive director of Kaiser Permanente, Dr Jack Cochran, argues medical professionals have a responsibility to patients to participate in the improvement and […]

Beyond the Theatre Room

CAREERS SERVICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Beyond the Theatre Room"][/block_title] Although every clinician is a leader, having a ‘seat at the table’ allows more influence, suggests Dr Tanya Selak, who has […]

VMO Arrangements and the COVID-19 Pandemic

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="VMO Arrangements and the COVID-19 Pandemic"][/block_title] Australia’s ability to flatten the curve has presented different challenges for the health system. Here is the latest information […]

In the Loop

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="In the Loop"][/block_title] The words ‘Workplace Relations Team’ and ‘Update’ have become regular features of our email communications to members. As the pandemic has progressed, […]

Training: What happens Next?

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Training: What happens Next?"][/block_title] Doctors-in-training face several unique challenges in the COVID-19 crisis, with issues around training, assessments and examinations creating uncertainty for many. OUR […]

On Standby

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="On Standby"][/block_title] Australia’s success in flattening the curve has curtailed recruitment to bolster the health workforce, but final year medical students are ready, if needed, […]

Q&A A/Prof Yvonne Zurynski

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Q&A A/Prof Yvonne Zurynski"][/block_title] A/Prof Yvonne Zurynski welcomes Australia’s first action plan to support people with rare diseases. The National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases […]

The Autumn Cup

GOLF [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The Autumn Cup"][/block_title] AMA (NSW)’s Golf Society members met in early March, before the social distancing measures were in place, to challenge for the Autumn Cup. […]

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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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