Papers from Stephen J Duckett on Health Workforce Reform

2018-10-30T13:57:10+11:00October 30th, 2018|Members Only, Report|

Dear member Please find below past papers and peer reviews on Stephen J Duckett report on the Australian Health Care System. Papers: Interventions to facilitate health workforce restructure - S J Duckett The Australian health care system - reform, repair or replace Duckett Aust Health Rev 2005;29(2);201 Health workforce design [...]

International comparison of health care by US based Commonwealth Fund

2018-07-20T14:38:15+10:00July 20th, 2018|Members Only, News|

Dear ASOS members, Australia has the best health outcomes of 11 OECD countries according to research by the US Commonwealth Fund. The US Commonwealth Fund has 100 years of research credentials. Here is a link to their report released in July 2017. Here are some key excerpts The top-ranked [...]

URGENT – Clinical Definitions for PHI

2018-05-07T17:07:49+10:00April 27th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member, Medical groups have been given until 4 May (email sent to the College on the 24th April, and to medical groups on the 27th April), to respond to the above by Private Health Insurance Consultation. ASOS believes this rushed time period is unacceptable given the complexity and [...]

Update on Private Health Insurance

2018-04-23T12:44:40+10:00April 17th, 2018|Members Only, News|

Dear ASOS members, Our ASOS executive meets tonight and will be updated on private health insurance matters. ASOS remains concerned that changes involving recategorisation of private health insurance coverage, into basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold, will add greater complexity to private health insurance. We are also concerned that insurers may [...]

Bega Hospital Statement

2018-06-03T14:36:37+10:00November 10th, 2016|News, Resources|

Since the inception of the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package in 1988, Bega Hospital has been named within the hospitals eligible for that package. RDANSW believes that it remains as such. The newly named South East Regional Hospital (Bega) is located in a Modified Monash (MM) 5 region, thus more rural than most of [...]

ASOS media release re QLD VMO fiasco

2018-01-23T12:47:27+11:00December 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 [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letter

2018-01-23T12:39:59+11:00September 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+11:00August 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 [...]

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. [...]

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