NewsLatest news and updates from the Australian Doctors' Federation
The Department of Home Affairs has now published the updates to the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists which come into effect from 17 January 2018.
Dr Bill Coote, a former federal health minister advisor and former AMA secretary general, breaks down the forces reshaping general practice & discusses what happens to GPs if we move away from fee for service and the consequences.
The Australian Doctors’ Federation (ADF) has examined the document “Development of a Framework for Secondary Use of My Health Record Data” and makes the following points.
In an age where big data is king and doctors are urged to treat populations, the journey of one man still has much to tell us. This is a tale of a man named Joe and his story led to increase the chances of success for patients.
THE draft report of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions has been released and it proposes massive changes, and is not to be glossed over.
Update on the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 currently before the Queensland Parliament
Fake News and $100 Billion in Healthcare Cuts. In a recent submission entitled Private Health Insurance Consultations 2015-16, the private health insurance lobby group Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) has outlined its agenda to reduce the cost of healthcare by $100 billion over ten years[
$100 billion in Cuts to Healthcare Need to be Explained – Claims by Private Healthcare Australia, that “there is an opportunity to reduce Australia’s healthcare costs by $100 billion over a ten-year period, while at the same time improving healthcare outcomes”  need to be spelled out in detail.” said Mr Milgate
Four PhD’s and an MA find no purpose for revalidation. Revalidation is a ‘bureaucratic process in search of a purpose’ and there is no compelling case or evidence to justify its introduction, spokesman for the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF)”, Dr Aniello Iannuzzi
Dr Emma Cunningham President RDANSW release Bega Hospital statement in relation to the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package
e Australian Doctors’ Fund strongly supports any move that would allow for the creation of Self-Managed Health Funds/Health Savings Accounts as an option for meeting future health care costs (Health providers want to cut out insurance funds AFR 10 Oct).
Revalidation – Doctors call for cost benefit analysis. Dr Aniello Iannuzzi, spokesman for the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF) said in Sydney today that “Revalidation should not be imposed on Australia’s 100,000 doctors without an independent cost benefit analysis”.