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QLD Health is Dudding Provincial Patients Access to Specialist ServicesFri, 06 Aug 2010

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).... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letterTue, 22 Sep 2009

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.... Read more

Surgeons tell Ms Roxon to Stay Out of Operating TheatreTue, 25 Aug 2009

"We do not believe this claim is supported by the data from the National Joint Replacement Registry. What the registry does show is that the number of revisions for joint replacements are declining each year due to better matching of a particular implant to patient needs", Dr Speck said.... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons Warn Against Health Fund Managed CareFri, 01 Jun 2007

"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.... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons Offer To Double Joint Replacements In NSW Public HospitalsSat, 19 Nov 2005

NSW orthopaedic surgeons have offered to double the number of joint replacement operations they currently perform in public hospitals.... Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons Slashed at Sydney and Sutherland HospitalsSat, 03 Sep 2005

"The decision to reduce the number of orthopaedic surgeons from 6 to 3 (+ 1 trainee) at Sydney Hospital and not to re-appoint 2 experienced orthopaedic surgeons at Sutherland Hospital was short-sighted and bad for patients who work, visit or live in the inner city and Sutherland Shire", NSW Chairman of ASOS Dr Jim Sullivan, said in Sydney today.... Read more

Medical Safety Committee Must Act on Area of Need OS Doctor RecruitmentThu, 14 Apr 2005

"Allowing overseas trained doctors who accept Area of Need appointments to have a standard less than Australian Medical Graduates is putting Australians and Australian medical standards last," Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS), Dr John Harrison said today.... Read more

Productivity Commission Should Examine Productivity In Public HospitalsThu, 17 Mar 2005

"The Federal Government's decision to ask the Productivity Commission to study Australia's medical workforce will be a lost opportunity unless it centres on our greatest existing and future health problem. Namely, the declining productivity of our public hospitals", Dr John Harrison, Federal Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons said in Sydney today... Read more