She Won’t Be Right Mate

2020-10-07T16:27:46+11:00October 2nd, 2020|Members Only, Papers & Presentations|

Dear ASOS member As you are aware, there are many changes occurring in the private healthcare sector.  I have tried to summarise the complex trends that are occurring and provide my own views on what I believe they mean. In many ways, the same themes have occurred constantly over the [...]

Clinical Definitions for Private Health Insurance

2018-05-07T16:50:10+10:00May 7th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear Health Minister, The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons seeks an urgent meeting with yourself to discuss a matter of national importance concerning proposals to define medical conditions into Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold cover categories as per the current draft. ASOS appreciates the efforts you are making to clarify [...]

Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons Support Clinically Indicated Hip and Knee Replacement

2018-03-15T17:02:14+11:00March 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 [...]

25 Years in Orthopaedic Politics – Perspectives and Predictions

2018-06-03T14:58:05+10:00November 3rd, 2015|Members Only, News, Resources|

By Stephen Milgate National Coordinator – ASOS After 25 years of working in health policy, it has been my pleasure to witness first-hand the passing parade of self-appointed gurus, health policy ‘experts’, and academic advisers who have served up a conveyer belt of taxpayer funded ideas that don’t work “to [...]

Thyroid Cancer and Disease Research Inquiries

2017-11-06T17:04:39+11:00April 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 [...]

QLD Health is Dudding Provincial Patients Access to Specialist Services

2017-11-06T19:15:45+11:00August 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 [...]

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+11:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]

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