AMA Tasmania president, Dr Tim Greenaway, has welcomed a suggestion that all clinical supervisors receive accreditation before they can supervise trainee doctors. See recent article in the Mercury: http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/ama-backs-doctor-accreditation-call-to-stop-discrimination-and-sexual-abuse/story-fnj4f7k1-1227476630592
Dr Sharman has been invited to make a presentation to the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance National Conference to be held in Hobart from 22 to 24 October 2015. His topic will be ‘Medical Dispute Resolution – Where Are We Headed?’. If you come into the practice shortly you will see a survey questionnaire exploring views about compensation […]
The practice has been able to re-open for the afternoon. Patients booked for appointments from 2pm onwards can be seen as scheduled.
The practice will be closed this morning due to snow falls preventing staff coming into work. We will keep you posted to advise if the practice can open this afternoon.
I recently posted an article on one of my blog sites on this subject. The article is written by Bob Sellars, a New Zealand based physiotherapist. The article discusses the history of office technology and screen height recommendations. I always enjoy a historical perspective to provide better understanding of current practice. Here is a link: […]
Mr Brad Parker at WorkCover has advised that the following doctors have been appointed as mentors for the trial Medical Advisory and Mentoring Service (MAMS): Dr Jeff Ayton – general practitioner Dr John O’Sullivan – general practitioner Dr John Saul – general practitioner Dr Mark Spearpoint – general practitioner Dr Tim Stewart – occupational physician […]
Dr Genevieve Grant from Monash University in Melbourne presented her research findings to a meeting of interested practitioners and insurers at a meeting sponsored by Hobart Occupational Medicine last night. Dr Grant’s research looked at the outcomes for people injured who had required hospital admission and found that measures of self-reported stress were associated with […]
WorkCover Tasmania have sought expressions of interest from doctors experienced in workers compensation to be available as mentors to other doctors. They plan to recruit 6 mentors for an 18 month trial. The service is called the Medical Advisory and Mentoring Services or MAMS.
Dr John Quintner is a rheumatologist who has participated actively in the RSI debate since the 1980’s. He continues to contribute! He recently asked me to post an article: “FIBROMYALGIA AND NEW ZEALAND’S ACCIDENT COMPENSATION SCHEME” on my blog in relation to the acceptance of such disorders by the New Zealand Accident and Compensation Commission (ACC). […]
Dr Michael Epstein’s blog (Civil Forensic Psychiatry) provides a run down on the proposed changes to Comcare. It provides a very useful summary. Have a read: http://civilforensicpsychiatry.com.au/2015/04/proposed-comcare-changes-25-march-2015/