COVID-19 Statement
The Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement that the National Cabinet will consider the return of elective surgery at its meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2020. COPS will work with the Federal Government, State governments and other medical bodies to ensure that the appropriate protocols for a safe return to work
COVID-19 Statement
The members of Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) are committed to working with Federal and State Governments to support arrangements that utilise the private hospital sector in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We congratulate the Federal and State Ministers for Health on this initiative. The members of COPS have agreed that the following arrangements

Facts Coronavirus / COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease – 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2) Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease

COVID-19 Statement

COVID-19 Statement
An extraordinary meeting of the Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) to discuss COVID-19 was held at 8:30 pm on 16/03/2020. COPS urgently calls for the Federal and State Health Ministers to take immediate action to urgently ensure the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all hospital doctors and health care workers (HCW) including the
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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