During this past week a number of key stakeholder groups were brought together by the Department of Health to reignite the discussions around the Future of Private Obstetrics in Australia. From the Government perspective there is a strong need to take increasing pressure off the public health maternity units by facilitating women’s access to theContinue reading “COLLABORATION IS ADDRESSING OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS”
Dear Colleagues, We are now well into 2021 and our energies so far have been focussed on the emerging threat of managed care in medicine generally but in obstetrics particularly and the current parlous state of the entire private obstetric sector. The Federal Government has resumed work in this important area and reaffirmed their commitmentContinue reading “The Future of Private Obstetrics: A Work in Progress”
As this year draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support of NASOG throughout 2020 and acknowledge the challenges we have all faced and dealt with during this unique time. As demonstrated by the number and content of the “president’s articles this year, NASOG has been tirelessly working toContinue reading “A Reflection on 2020”
The recent coverage of the tragic newborn deaths at Blacktown Hospital in outer Sydney brings the evolving crisis in obstetric care in Australia into sharp relief. Pressures on the capacity of this hospital to manage the numbers and complexities of maternity patients in the district could soon be seen in every public hospital throughout theContinue reading “Blacktown Hospital and the Evolving Crisis in Obstetric Care”
The week of 6-11 September was Women’s Health Week, a nation-wide campaign centred on improving women’s health and helping them to make healthier choices across all aspects of their lives. Women’s Health Week attracts the support of organisations, high profile ambassadors, businesses, community, sporting and media groups across the country and draws attention to allContinue reading “We’re All in This Together”
It is common knowledge that in recent years, fewer Australian mothers have been giving birth in the private system. This is obviously having a significant impact on the work of many NASOG members and is a priority area for our advocacy.
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Have you renewed your membership of NASOG for this year? If not, I want to ask you to seriously consider rejoining the association at this crucial time in the evolution of our specialty. Obstetrics and gynaecology as we know it, is under threat. The spectre of managed care has never been a more obvious orContinue reading “Why NASOG is the Voice of Your Profession”
The end of the financial year often marks renewal time for association memberships and NASOG is no different. This year we are working pro-actively on a number of issues that impact our profession. If you are not already a NASOG member, I encourage you to join now and add your voice to our advocacy. TheContinue reading “Being Part of NASOG has Never Been So Important!”