ASOS has just today received the new SIRA guidelines for the administration of compensable patients (WorkCover and MAA). ASOS is working through them to ensure that there are no adverse consequences flowing from these changes. ASOS requested a number of changes to the original draft guidelines to ensure procedural fairness [...]
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Tuesday 14th November 2023 @ 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm In-person in conjunction with the AOA ASM At Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Address: 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006) By [...]
Dr Max Gammon MB BS prepared a paper on the Growth of Bureaucracy in the British National Health Service. Here we have a summary and a copy of the full paper.
Dr Merv Cross OAM passed away on Friday night after a long battle with lung disease. There are no words that can rightly express the deep affection and gratitude that many of his colleagues, patients and friends share for the man we knew as “Merv”.
ASOS is holding a webinar update on proposed changes at NSW WorkCover at 8:30 pm on Monday 13 March. ASOS is responding to SIRA regarding proposals to change WorkCover and CTP rules that ASOS believes have serious implications for compensable patient care. We strongly suggest that all NSW registrars and [...]
ASOS is holding a webinar at 8:30pm on Monday 27 Feb entitled “The Business of Orthopaedics”. Our ASOS Director and former Chairman Dr Merv Cross, OAM, will be presenting. This webinar aims to support ASOS members to navigate the growing challenges of maintaining a viable orthopaedic practice in today’s inflationary [...]
As you will no doubt all be aware, the Royal Australian College of Surgeons will be holding the Annual Scientific Conference in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention centre this year from Monday May 1st to Friday 5th of May. As the convenors of the Surgical History Section of the meeting, [...]
Originally published SIRA website SIRA has published a range of standardised outcome measures for healthcare providers to screen an injured person’s health status in the motor accidents and workers compensation schemes. Standardised outcome measures in healthcare can inform the overall care provided to the injured person, by capturing information about [...]
The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has signed a joint four-year agreement with the Commonwealth Government laying the foundation for the future of the Prostheses List. The four-year agreement, signed between Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, on behalf of the Commonwealth, and MTAA’s Chair, Maurice Ben-Mayor, [...]
SURGEONS HAVE A PLAN FOR A SAFE RETURN TO NORMAL ELECTIVE SURGERY A faster and safe return to joint replacement surgery in private hospitals is possible, if a plan developed by senior members of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons is adopted. ASOS supports the NSW Government’s move to open [...]