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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Patients Denied Access to Doctors???

2017-11-07T12:31:38+11:00June 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 [...]

Submission: Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 Submission

2018-01-23T12:43:04+11:00June 10th, 2009|Report, Resources|

Submitted by Dr Gary Speck Chairman Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Elton Humphery Committee Secretary Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 10 June 2009 Dear Mr Humphery Re: Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 Submission 1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]

The Deaf and Doctors: A Shepherd’s Two Flocks

2017-11-06T18:51:02+11:00December 17th, 2007|Resources|

POWER OF ONE Bruce D Shepherd Working on behalf of deaf children and for the independence of the medical profession The Medical Journal of Australia MJA - Volume 187 Number 11/12 - 3/17 December 2007 www.mja.com.au Power of One As I rose to speak at a seminar of two or [...]

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 [...]

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