Welcome to the September/October edition of The NSW Doctor magazine.

Why do people like surveys? Surveys about surveys (so meta) reveal people participate in this type of research because they like to make their voices heard and they want to effect change.

In this issue, we present results from not one but three recent surveys: the Hospital Health Check, a senior doctor workforce survey, and a survey on no gap obstetric packages.

The impetus for doing the Hospital Health Check – now in its fourth year – has always been to create improvements for doctors-in-training. And this year there are some surprising results!

Please read on to find out what your colleagues are saying about hospital IT, contract arrangements, COVID preparedness, managed care, and more.


Dog Years

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Dog Years"][/block_title] There is a lot of research into COVID, but has anyone looked at its impact on the space-time continuum? I RECENTLY attended a […]

If the canary dies in a coalmine…

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="If the canary dies in a coalmine…"][/block_title] There are many lessons to be learned in this crisis and AMA (NSW) has been fortunate enough […]

Hospital Health Check 2020

FEATURE Hospital Health Check 2020 "In a year that has been particularly difficult for the health sector, the 2020 Hospital Health Check results have revealed a hospital system that is […]

Seeking solutions for hospitals beyond COVID

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Seeking solutions for hospitals beyond COVID"][/block_title] COVID-19 has taken precedence in 2020, but AMA (NSW)’s senior medical workforce survey reveals issues around workforce planning, support, engagement […]

No Gap Pregnancy Programs

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="No Gap Pregnancy Programs"][/block_title] Are no-gap maternity packages an opportunity to increase the uptake of private obstetrics or a gateway to managed care? AMA (NSW) has […]

Medical Board: What’s on the horizon?

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Medical Board: What’s on the horizon?"][/block_title] As the new Medical Council President, Dr John Sammut is passionate about making the regulatory body as effective, efficient, consistent, […]

Pandemic leave and overtime for casuals

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Pandemic leave and overtime for casuals"][/block_title] Will recent Award changes and a decision that confirms casual employees are entitled to overtime changes affect your employees? […]

Clarity on personal/carer’s leave

WORKPLACE RELATIONS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Clarity on personal/carer’s leave"][/block_title] The High Court decision is welcome news for employers. AMA (NSW)’s Lyndall Humphries explains why... THE HIGH COURT handed down its […]

Online alcohol sales & delivery

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Online alcohol sales & delivery"][/block_title] AMA (NSW), along with other health stakeholders, are campaigning for stricter regulations around online sales and delivery of alcohol products. LIQUOR […]

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