NSW Doctor – September / October 2018

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER ISSUE 2018

This month in The NSW Doctor: Dr Fred Betros on AMA (NSW) campaigns on doctors’ fees and private health insurance; former AMA (NSW) Vice President Dr Michael Gliksman writes about AHPRA and its rescinded, controversial bid to publish links to tribunal actions on its online registry when no adverse findings were made against doctors; Dr Jacqueline Ho writes about how her regional secondments have made her a better doctor in the DIT Diary column; the pros and cons of using Twitter as a doctor; and more.

FEATURES

New solutions to old problems

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="New solutions to old problems"][/block_title] The Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative demonstrates that integrating hospital and community-based services can show benefits. Year on YEAR, almost quarter […]

Independence

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Independence"][/block_title] AMA (NSW) draws from the experience of Councillors and Committee Members to ensure it is effectively representing the interests of members. AMA (NSW) […]

A brave new world

DIT DIARY [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="A brave new world"][/block_title] For lifelong Sydneysider Dr Jacqueline Ho, regional secondments have made her a better doctor and an advocate for equitable access to […]

Protecting choice

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Protecting choice"][/block_title] At the core of AMA (NSW)’s advocacy around billing is protecting doctors’ rights to set their own fees. Doctors’ fees have been in the […]

Australia’s Star Chamber

OPINION [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Australia’s Star Chamber"][/block_title] Huge outcry from medical professionals forced AHPRA to back down from its controversial policy to post tribunal decisions. However, Dr Michael Gliksman argues […]

Twitter in 2018

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Twitter in 2018"][/block_title] New rules to fight trolls and control spam are making Twitter a friendlier place. You might be late to the party, but enthusiasts […]

Elder abuse

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Elder abuse"][/block_title] The medical profession is ideally placed to identify incidents of elder abuse due to the ongoing relationship of trust with older patients. Media reports […]

All that glitters

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="All that glitters"][/block_title] The Government’s plan to clear up consumer confusion over private health cover with its Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic categories has been met […]

Sessional VMOs: Demystifying remuneration

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Sessional VMOs: Demystifying remuneration"][/block_title] There are three remuneration options for sessional VMOs to choose from, but each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. All […]

Adverse action claims

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Adverse action claims"][/block_title] Costly and easy to make, adverse action claims pose a significant risk to employers, but there are practical steps you can take […]

President’s Cup

GOLF [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="President’s Cup"][/block_title] Clear blue skies on an early winter’s morning greeted 40 players at St Michael’s Golf Course to contest the 2018 President’s Cup. The pre-match […]

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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.

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