Orthopaedic Surgeons Warn Against Health Fund Managed Care

2017-11-06T18:47:05+11:00June 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+11:00February 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+11:00September 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+11:00April 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 [...]

Productivity Commission Should Examine Productivity In Public Hospitals

2017-11-06T18:57:31+11:00March 17th, 2005|News|

"The Federal Government's decision to ask the Productivity Commission to study Australia's medical workforce will be a lost opportunity unless it centres on our greatest existing and future health problem. Namely, the declining productivity of our public hospitals", Dr John Harrison, Federal Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]

Medical Indemnity Crisis – Nice Words But No Answers

2017-11-06T18:21:54+11:00October 3rd, 2003|News|

A meeting this morning in Manly, Sydney between the Minister for Health (elect), the Hon Tony Abbot and the NSW Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Charles New produced nice words but no answers to the current crisis to the NSW public hospitals. Dr New said he [...]

Surgical Waiting Lists – A Funding Problem

2017-11-06T18:44:04+11:00February 13th, 2003|News|

"It is easy to believe that the problems of the Australian public hospital system would be solved tomorrow by simply doubling the number of surgeons being trained," said Dr John Harrison, National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS). A recent ACCC draft determination on the future training [...]

NSW Orthopaedic Surgeons to Meet Over UMP Liquidation

2017-11-06T18:39:23+11:00April 29th, 2002|News|

NSW Orthopaedic Surgeons will meet in Sydney, 5 May 2002, to discuss the plight of patients of Orthopaedic Surgeons who are insured with United Medical Protection (UMP) following UMP's announcement today that it will be making an application to the court to appoint a provisional liquidator. "We hope that by [...]

Surgeons Unable to Operate; Waiting Times Blow Out

2017-11-06T18:41:48+11:00October 18th, 2000|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons in Australia are being denied access to operating theatres in public hospitals and waiting times for surgery are blowing out as a result, a leading doctors group claimed today. A survey of 550 orthopaedic surgeons carried out by the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that Australian orthopaedic [...]

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