Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians

2018-03-05T18:33:28+00:00 March 5th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

The Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians has been released by the Australian Medical Association which has been compiled to explain, in the simplest terms, the Medicare benefits rules for referrals and the implications of not adhering to them. 1. Referrals must be made in accordance with [...]

Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons Support Clinically Indicated Hip and Knee Replacement

2018-03-15T17:02:14+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Issues, Press Releases|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has endorsed the statements made in a recent report by Move (formerly the Rheumatism and Arthritis Association of Victoria) regarding the benefits of joint replacement surgery for Australian patients. The report stated “Total joint replacement (TJR) is the cornerstone of surgical management of [...]

Thyroid Cancer and Disease Research Inquiries

2017-11-06T17:04:39+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Press Releases|

All inquiries for research and information about thyroid cancer and thyroid disease in Orthopaedic Surgeons, doctors and or nurses, can be directed to Dr Peter Dewey, Research Co-ordinator, Australian Orthopaedic Association, PO Box 12, Arncliffe NSW 2205, Australia. Dr Dewey is particularly interested in medical practitioners and nurses who have [...]

ASOS media release re QLD VMO fiasco

2018-01-23T12:47:27+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Press Releases|

Chief negotiator for the Visiting Medical Officers (VMO) in the 3 year old VMO contract dispute, Dr Ross Cartmill has the complete support of the Queensland orthopaedic VMOs. The message has been conveyed to him by the QLD Chairman of ASOS, Dr Kelly Macgroarty, "Dr Cartmill is simply trying to [...]

Council of Procedural Specialists Public Statement on the Productivity Commission’s Research Report (PCRR), Australia’s Health Workforce December 2005

2017-11-06T17:38:39+00:00 February 9th, 2006|Press Releases, Report|

COPS acknowledges the PCRR’s observations (pg 1) that “Australians have among the highest life expectancies in the world – including when disability adjusted for years of good health. Yet total of health care spending as % of GDP is not overly high by advanced OECD standards”. COPS agrees with the [...]