Physician’s Pledge as amended by the 68th WMA General Assembly
Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948 and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968 and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983 and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994 and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005

Dr Bruce Shepherd’s Obituary

Dr Bruce Shepard
Vale Dr Bruce Dalway Shepherd, AM (26/10/1932 – 25/05/2018) Bruce Dalway Shepherd was born at the height of the Great Depression on 26/10/1932 in the NSW country town of Tamworth.  It was a difficult birth. His mother Mary (a former trainee nurse at the Coast Hospital in Sydney) would have died of post-partum haemorrhage had
APRA Quarterly Private Health InsuranceReport
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its quarterly private health insurance statistics publications for the September 2017 quarter. The publications provide industry aggregate summaries of key financial and membership statistics for the private health insurance industry. Key performance statistics for the private health insurance industry in the year ended 30 September 2017: See
Accreditation Systems Review ASA
ASA submission to the ‘Independent review of accreditation systems within the National Registration and accreditation scheme for health professionals’ Draft report September 2017 The ASA welcomes the opportunity to respond to this draft report from Professor Michael Woods. This ASA response is being submitted on the 16th October, 2017 as Australia celebrates National Anaesthesia Day.
Accreditation Systems Review
The Council of Procedural Specialists supports the concerns of Prof Nicholas Talley, Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC). Talley said “the objectives of the National Registration and Accreditation scheme, in particular the protection of the public through the provision of high quality education and training and rigorous assessment of standards, will
Box Hill Hospital
“The death of Melbourne cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann is a painful loss to his family, his patients and to Australian medicine, ” Dr Gary Speck AM, Chairman of the Council of Procedural Specialists said in Melbourne today. “I know that doctors across Australia will be shocked at his death from injuries he received in
Day Hospitals National Conference
Day Hospitals Australia empowers health professionals with support, resources and a truly representative voice. We have listened carefully to your needs and devised a conference program that addresses key topics concerning the medical industry and its practitioners. Reasons why you should attend this program: Inspirational Speakers | Concurrent sessions on topical and diverse subjects geared
Box Hill Hospital
President of the Council of Procedural Specialists, Dr Gary Speck AM, has condemned an attack on Melbourne Heart Surgeon Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, which took place in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital in Victoria at 7:20 pm yesterday. “I know I speak for all procedural specialists across Australia when I say that our thoughts and
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