Medical politics

Published Articles

BUPA calls for GPs to write 'open' referrals

The health insurer says patients want to be able to visit multiple doctors to choose their favourite specialist
15 January 2018

Call to extend Health Care Homes trial for another year

The Health Care Homes trial must be extended to the end of 2020 to make up for its chaotic beginning, the AMA says.
14 December 2017

After-hours corporate investigated over $195k theme park giveaway

Dial a Home Doctor wanted to 'raise community spirits' with Dreamworld ticket giveaway.
08 December 2017

After-hours corporate closes, blaming 'forthcoming Medicare changes'

It comes after the industry association warned of "rolling closures" to deputising services
29 November 2017

Explainer: What Victoria's new assisted dying laws mean for doctors

Doctors who object to euthanasia can opt out without referring patients on, says Professor Brian Owler.
23 November 2017

Leading MDO wants an end to universal indemnity cover

A leading medical defence organisation wants the right to deny high-risk doctors indemnity cover to protect patients from harAntony
22 November 2017

Mandatory reporting overhaul may disappoint

Fresh doubts on an immediate fix to mandatory reporting laws are surfacing, with most state health ministers worried that changes demanded by doctor groups may go too far.
20 November 2017

Doctors celebrate marriage equality vote

Dr Kerryn Phelps says she is feeling 'exhilaration and relief'.
15 November 2017