QLD Health is Dudding Provincial Patients Access to Specialist Services

2017-11-06T19:15:45+00:00August 6th, 2010|News|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has called on the Qld Health Minister to urgently resolve his dispute with the Qld Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs). Central to the dispute is the provision of specialist medical services to provincial centres throughout Queensland. Under the previous agreement which expired in February [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letter

2018-01-23T12:39:59+00:00September 22nd, 2009|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons are being called on by the National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Gary Speck, to sign an open letter to Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon raising concerns about the future of primary healthcare. The letter written by Dr Kerri Parnell, Editor-in-Chief of Australian Doctor, [...]

Surgeons tell Ms Roxon to Stay Out of Operating Theatre

2017-11-06T19:12:12+00:00August 25th, 2009|News|

"Sermons by Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon concerning choice of joint replacement are unhelpful and inaccurate", Chairman of Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. Dr Speck rejected the claim attributed to Ms Roxon in today's Australian "that 99% of the patients receiving artificial joints [...]

Patients Denied Access to Doctors???

2017-11-07T12:31:38+00:00June 10th, 2009|News, Resources|

This article Appeared in the SMH - 10 Jan 2009 Casualties of a sick system Julie Robotham Medical Editor January 10, 2009 A WESTMEAD Hospital scheme designed to slash costs and improve performance statistics by getting patients out of ambulances more quickly contributed to the deaths of two patients, who [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Warn Against Health Fund Managed Care

2017-11-06T18:47:05+00:00June 1st, 2007|News|

"Attempts to force patients to demand cheaper prostheses by price discrimination of some implant products could be counter productive to good clinical care," Chairman, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. "It seems everyone including health fund CEOs want to tell our patients what implant [...]

Procedural Medical Specialists Warn Against Change For Change Sake

2017-11-06T17:12:09+00:00February 8th, 2006|News|

Council Of Procedural Specialists: Media Release – 8.2.06 “Rushing to introduce radical changes to the health workforce based on the recent Productivity Commission Research Report may backfire”, Dr Don Sheldon, Chairman, Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) said today. COPS released a 10 point public statement in response to the report. [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Slashed at Sydney and Sutherland Hospitals

2017-11-06T18:52:56+00:00September 3rd, 2005|News|

"The decision to reduce the number of orthopaedic surgeons from 6 to 3 (+ 1 trainee) at Sydney Hospital and not to re-appoint 2 experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Sutherland Hospital was short-sighted and bad for patients who work, visit or live in the inner city and Sutherland Shire", NSW Chairman [...]

Medical Safety Committee Must Act on Area of Need OS Doctor Recruitment

2017-11-06T19:10:32+00:00April 14th, 2005|News|

"Allowing overseas trained doctors who accept Area of Need appointments to have a standard less than Australian Medical Graduates is putting Australians and Australian medical standards last," Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS), Dr John Harrison said today. The same standards should be expected and demonstrated by [...]

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