Welcome to the May/June 2022 edition of The NSW Doctor magazine.


An honour and a privilege

PRESIDENT'S WORD An honour and a privilege After two years at the helm of AMA (NSW), I am leaving my post incredibly humbled to represent the medical professionals in NSW […]

Why doctors still matter

FROM THE CEO Why doctors still matter As we move to live with or beyond COVID – or the new COVID normal – we will be actively looking at the […]

Leadership during a crisis

FEATURE Leadership during a crisis What does it take to be a leader in what has been the biggest health crisis to confront our health system in 100 years? Dr […]

Dr Danielle McMullen in action

FEATURE Dr Danielle McMullen in action AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen, was highly sought after for media commentary during COVID, appearing in more than 570 news segments.  Q. We […]

Time to invest in healthcare

FEATURE Time to invest in healthcare With the Federal election upon us, and the State election around the corner, the AMA (NSW) is highlighting key election health priorities that matter […]

Stop using the word “unprecedented”

FEATURE Stop using the word “unprecedented” Dr Nina Robertson, a GP in Lismore, recalls the events that made her lose everything in her clinic Whilst speaking with Dr Nina Robertson, […]

Ensuring healthcare access in a natural disaster

FEATURE Ensuring healthcare access in a natural disaster Young Australian of the Year and Founder of Street Side Medics, Dr Daniel Nour, hit the streets of Lismore with his team […]

Supporting doctors in crisis

FEATURE Supporting doctors in crisis Flood-affected doctors are encouraged to reach out for financial and emotional assistance. There is no shame in asking for help. That’s the message the Medical […]

Helping communities and practices rebuild

FEATURE Helping communities and practices rebuild The NSW Rural Health Natural Disaster and Emergency Stakeholder Group is working together to help communities and practices rebuild in the aftermath of the […]

Pandemic challenges

COLUMN Pandemic challenges Staffing remains difficult in hospitals and medical practices as COVID case numbers result in the furloughing of staff in significant numbers. In addition, elective surgery shutdowns in […]

Getting it right: Types of employment and contracts

COLUMN Getting it right: Types of employment and contracts Engaging new staff and not sure if they should be permanent or casual? AMA (NSW)’s Felicity Buckley discusses the differences and […]

Visiting medical officers: The disputes mechanism

COLUMN Visiting medical officers: The disputes mechanism The disputes process is a practical and versatile tool that can provide timely resolution to issues related to VMO contracts. In almost all […]

Looking after Doctors-in-Training

COLUMN Looking after Doctors-in-Training New resources, new hospital representatives, and new social activities – check out we can do for you in 2022. Doctors-in-Training Pay Guide The NSW Health payslip […]

Your Quality Care: Taxed

FEATURE Your Quality Care: Taxed AMA (NSW)’s new campaign takes aim at payroll tax and the potential impact it could have on medical practices and patients. AMA (NSW) launched a […]

Doctor innovation

COLUMN Doctor innovation Participating in the development of medical technology ensures the end product is fit for purpose, suggests Dr Ron Granot. We are all painfully aware of the ever-increasing […]

Unpacking vaping in schools

NEWS Unpacking vaping in schools Research project aims to understand awareness, attitudes, and experiences of e-cigarettes to inform school-based prevention strategies. Preliminary findings from a pilot consultation project that examined […]

Unaccredited registrars: have they been forgotten?

COLUMN Unaccredited registrars: have they been forgotten? NSW Health’s review into unaccredited registrars resulted in several recommendations that have yet to be implemented. What happened? It’s been more than three […]

Nothing new under the sun

COLUMN Nothing new under the sun Former AMA (NSW) President, Dr Brian Morton reflects on pandemics, politics, and patterns. I’ve recently combined my transition to retirement with a house move. […]

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