The theme for this month’s issue of The NSW Doctor is workforce and training in rural and regional NSW. Stories include: providing opportunities for medical graduates to find work and build careers outside of major cities, the benefits of working in rural areas, and more.


President’s Word: In the wake of a tragedy

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="In the wake of a tragedy"][/block_title] Finding answers – not finger pointing – is the only way to improve our system following the unexpected loss […]

From the CEO: All things considered

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="All things considered"][/block_title] After the shock and sadness of losing so many colleagues at the beginning of the year, the profession has pulled together […]

Australian Doctors united in harmony

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Australian Doctors united in harmony"][/block_title] The Australian Doctors Orchestra celebrated 25 years of music, camaraderie and philanthropy at a concert held 5 November. AN UNCONTAINABLE cheer […]

AIDA Representative to AMA (NSW) Council Dr Dana Slape

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AIDA Representative to AMA (NSW) Council Dr Dana Slape"][/block_title] Some dreams never go away. But as Dr Dana Slape’s journey to becoming a doctor demonstrates, it […]

Ending the Drought

COMMENT [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Ending the Drought"][/block_title] The potential to end the rural doctor drought is there, but further work needs to be done to establish a stable and sustainable […]

Rural Doctors: Outstanding in their field

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Rural Doctors: Outstanding in their field"][/block_title] Doctors who work in rural country towns are more than just service providers, they’re members of the community. I HAVE […]

Best in Country

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Best in Country"][/block_title] Dr Shannon Nott knew exactly what he signed up for when he decided to work in a rural town – a satisfying career. […]

A New Dawn

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A New Dawn"][/block_title] The Royal Flying Doctor Service prescribes swift action to growing drug problem in rural and remote NSW. JENNY BEACH is on the road […]

Rural Generalist Training

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Rural Generalist Training"][/block_title] The 20th anniversary of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine coincides with the development of a critical pathway which supports training […]

Improving rural opportunities

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Improving rural opportunities"][/block_title] Kathryn Stonestreet, manager SE NSW Training Hub, Rural Clinical School ANU Medical School explains the ABCs of regional training hubs. REGIONAL TRAINING hubs […]

Are your payslips and employee records in order?

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Are your payslips and employee records in order?"][/block_title] The new laws will double the maximum penalties for recordkeeping and payslip breaches, to $12,600 per contravention […]

Public / Private hospitals update

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Public / Private hospitals update"][/block_title] WE KNOW that many of our VMO and hospital doctor members are keenly watching developments in the public private partnership […]

Insurance claims: what you and your patients need to know

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Insurance claims: what you and your patients need to know"][/block_title] The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has announced several recent changes which could affect treating […]

AMA (NSW) launches GP registry for junior doctors

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA (NSW) launches GP registry for junior doctors"][/block_title] The recent emphasis on doctors’ health and wellbeing has shone a spotlight on the importance of having your […]

Kicking career goals

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Kicking career goals"][/block_title] One of the many benefits of being an AMA (NSW) member is access to our Careers Service – a well developed program that […]

On the wild side

GOLF [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="On the wild side"][/block_title] The 2017 AMA (NSW) International Golf Shield was played across three outstanding courses in South Africa. THE FIRST round was played on […]

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