This month in The NSW Doctor: understanding the service check register; privately referred non-inpatient agreements; the daunting road ahead of medical students; extended reality and its potential benefits for medicine; profiles on two of our 50-year members; a review of the new book from E/Prof John Murtagh and Dr Sara Bird; and more.


Turf War

PRESIDENT'S WORD [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Turf War"][/block_title] Yet again, the medical profession faces attempts by pharmacists to extend their scope of practice well beyond their training. The Pharmacy Guild of […]

Listening to doctors

FROM THE CEO [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Listening to doctors"][/block_title] Integral to the success of any hospital is its engagement with both senior and junior doctors. As I write this column, […]

Understanding the service check register

LEGAL OPINION [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Understanding the service check register"][/block_title] Unsure how the SCR works? Meridian Lawyers Principal, Dominique Egan explains when records are created and how to request for […]

Privately referred non-inpatient agreements

INDUSTRY NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Privately referred non-inpatient agreements"][/block_title] Are you providing private services to outpatients in public hospital clinics? Take care to ensure the proper contracts are in place. […]

Game of musical chairs

STUDENT VIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Game of musical chairs"][/block_title] With more medical school graduates than internships and limited specialty training positions, the road ahead for medical students is daunting. Contributed […]

Ready Doctor One?

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Ready Doctor One?"][/block_title] Extended reality is expected to revolutionise the way we practise medicine and how we interact with our patients. Dr Mark Hohenberg explains… Love […]

Insight: Dr Michael Steiner

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Insight: Dr Michael Steiner"][/block_title] Former AMA (NSW) President, Dr Michael Steiner celebrates a half century as an AMA member and decades working in medico-politics. Dr Michael […]

No ordinary life

PROFILE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="No ordinary life"][/block_title] A/Prof E.P. Kremer OAM is a man of many pursuits – letting professional curiousity and world adventure guide him through medicine and life. […]

Diagnostic error, common traps & medical pitfalls

BOOK REVIEW [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Diagnostic error, common traps & medical pitfalls"][/block_title] Acclaimed author, Emeritus Professor John Murtagh has released the third edition of Dr John Murtagh's Cautionary Tales – […]

Pathways through medicine

CAREERS SERVICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Pathways through medicine"][/block_title] The NSW Doctor is showcasing the unique stories of doctors who have successfully used Careers Service to further their ambitions. This edition […]

Freedom of expression through art

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Freedom of expression through art"][/block_title] For more than 25 years, the Boom Gate Art Gallery has given Long Bay Correctional Complex inmates a creative outlet and […]

Philippines: Medical Mission

FEATURE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Philippines: Medical Mission"][/block_title] Less than 10 years on from the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda, the city of Tacloban is still rebuilding. Dr Matthew Allan shares his […]

Compliance crackdown

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Compliance crackdown"][/block_title] Lyndall Humphries, Senior advisor (Employment Law) Professional Services In the past couple of months, there has been a noticeable increase in compliance and […]

Building referral relationships

IN PRACTICE [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="Building referral relationships"][/block_title] Three winning strategies for gaining more referrals. There is no silver bullet to establishing referral relationships. But with consistent communications, you can […]


NEWS [block_title style="column_title" inner_style="inline_border" title="SIRA News"][/block_title] Cessation of entitlements As a result of the application of section 59A of the Workers Compensation Act 1987, one or more of your patients may […]

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