This month in The NSW Doctor: it’s the environment edition and there are a range of stories on everything from greening your practice to the need for a comprehensive climate change plan in Australia, plus industry news concerning Northern Beaches Hospital and company structures, changes to abortion laws in Queensland and the relevance to NSW, news on employing casual workers, analysis on the case of Hadiza Bawa-Garba, and more.



Looking beyond the front door

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Looking beyond the front door"][/block_title] As a profession and as an association, one of the questions we face is how far does our commitment to […]

Clinician engagement

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Clinician engagement"][/block_title] The Northern Beaches Hospital contract dispute highlights the importance of engagement with senior clinicians.If this is not re-established, it's not going to […]

Northern Beaches Hospital – VMO contract update

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Northern Beaches Hospital - VMO contract update"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) was actively negotiating contracts on behalf of members with Healthscope in the final days before the […]

Company or Sole Trader: What structure is best for you?

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Company or Sole Trader: What structure is best for you?"][/block_title] Many VMOs considering company arrangements may not be aware that there have been rule changes. […]

National Law – Fit for purpose?

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="National Law - Fit for purpose?"][/block_title] A number of controversial changes to national legislation governing the registration and accreditation of health practitioners are under review. What […]

Changes to abortion laws

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Changes to abortion laws"][/block_title] The Queensland Government's historic vote to decriminalise abortion has shifted the focus to NSW. IN MID OCTOBER, the Queensland Government voted to […]

AMA rejects changes to surgical assistants

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="AMA rejects changes to surgical assistants"][/block_title] Federal AMA has strongly opposed changes proposed by the MBS Review Taskforce that would overhaul current remuneration arrangements for surgical […]

Activity-based working: AMA (NSW) criticises draft policy

NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Activity-based working: AMA (NSW) criticises draft policy"][/block_title] NSW Health's draft policy on staff specialist office accommodation has drawn criticism from doctors' groups. AMA (NSW) raised concerns […]

New risks when employing casuals

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="New risks when employing casuals"][/block_title] Changes to Modern Awards and a recent Federal Court decision have put rules for casual employees in the spotlight. WE […]

What happens after?

ANALYSIS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="What happens after?"][/block_title] Dominique Egan provides some post analysis on the case of UK doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba, and the position in New South Wales. THE UK […]

How to green your practice

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="How to green your practice"][/block_title] The Riverstone Family Medical Practice's purpose-built facility features practical design elements that reduce the building's environmental footprint. Drs Sharon Muir and […]

The irony of healthcare

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The irony of healthcare"][/block_title] The healthcare sector is responsible for healing patients, but could it also be making us sick? As health professionals, we have an […]

Green prescriptions

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Green prescriptions"][/block_title] The health benefits of our natural environment are worth protecting, argues Dr John Van Der Kallen. A healthy environment is central to human health. […]

The curse of cornucopia

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="The curse of cornucopia"][/block_title] Dr Michael Schien argues industrial food systems present big healthcare challenges, as the prevalence of overweight and obesity grows. Food has never […]

Sound The Alpenhorn

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Sound The Alpenhorn"][/block_title] Dr David Shearman argues Australia should follow Switzerland's lead and develop a comprehensive climate change plan. My story about our nation's future health […]

No time for games

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="No time for games"][/block_title] Children and future generations stand to lose the most from our inaction on climate change, writes Dr Ingo Weber. Reports from both […]

Plastic revolution

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Plastic revolution"][/block_title] Single-use plastic in hospitals is in the crosshairs for the next generation of medical professionals. The movement to ban the use of single-use […]

Spring Cup 2018

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Spring Cup 2018"][/block_title] When all the stars align, nothing beats a good day on the golf course. ASK ANY GOLFER what makes a perfect game of […]

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