News + Media

Bega Hospital StatementThu, 10 Nov 2016

Since the inception of the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package in 1988, Bega Hospital has been named within the hospitals eligible for that package...... Read more

25 Years in Orthopaedic Politics – Perspectives and PredictionsTue, 30 Aug 2016

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 fix health”.... Read more

Orthopaedic joint replacement surgery rates jump in developed nation as populations ageFri, 06 May 2016

Orthopedic surgeries are experiencing some of the greatest growth rates in developed nations across the world, highlighting that as populations age, demand is growing for procedures which can dramatically improve the quality of a person’s life. ... Read more

AGM WednesdayMon, 31 Aug 2015

ASOS president Dr Kelly MacGroarty will speak on the subject of the threat of US style managed health care in Australia.... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons back QLD Assistant Minister for Health on Command and Control ContractsTue, 04 Mar 2014

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has supported comments by Assistant Queensland Health Minister Dr Chris Davis that, “command and control doctor contracts are not governance best practice and furthermore threaten medical professionalism.... Read more

Orthopaedic surgeons call on Government to abolish cap on self-education costsFri, 09 Aug 2013

Orthopaedic surgeons are protesting against the Federal Government’s plan to cap annual work-related tax education expense deductions at $2,000 from 1 July 2015 for non-employed independent professionals. ... Read more

ASOS media release re QLD VMO fiascoFri, 09 Dec 2011

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.... Read more

Orthopaedic Groups Endorse Changes to Registration for Senior DoctorsTue, 28 Jun 2011

The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) have come out in support of the Australian Doctors' Fund's (ADF) proposal to extend the active role of senior doctors in the health service.... Read more