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Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...r importance in rural areas where the brunt of the workforce shortage is felt. AMSA is calling on the federal government for a capital investment in primary care practices to allow for high quality teaching of students and junior doctors, said Mr Mitchell. Medical students say one of the most effective edu...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

...d provide minimum protection to women joining the workforce of its booming economy. A draft law set to go before parliament when it resumes next month aims to put an end to everything from dirty jokes to physical abuse, but is already being criticised by some as too flimsy and by others as open to abuse. ...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

...he NHS has long relied on overseas doctors to fill workforce gaps." The most recent figures show that over a third (almost 128,000) of the 277,000 doctors on the UK's register have been trained abroad. Foreign doctors who have qualified outside the EU have to pass a series of linguistic and clinical test...

Half a Million Dollars Offered for GPs With Expertise in Anesthetics and Obstetrics

... affordable ongoing solutions to the rural medical workforce crisis," AMA federal president Rosanna Capolingua said. "This report shows that the RRP has been successful and will continue to be successful in making country practice attractive and rewarding - but only if the program is properly supported," Dr...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...aging services, an ageing population and shrinking workforce are all contributing to pressure on current radiology services. Dr Tony Smith, Senior Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science at the University of Newcastle, and Associate Proffessor Marilyn Baird, Head of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Mo...

Increase in the Rate of Food Allergy

... important implications for public health, medical workforce planning, costs of care and the availability of public allergy services. Theories that may explain the increase in allergies include greater exposure to potentially allergenic foods, sensitivity to topical allergens, increased use of antacids for i...

More Women Medical Graduates Than Men

...e BMA Junior Doctors Committee, said: "The medical workforce is changing rapidly and the NHS needs to wake up to the needs of its staff. "It's not just the fact that more and more women are entering medicine - all staff should have the right to work-life balance."The government has already taken steps to cut...

BMA Calls for Flexible Working as Number of Women Doctors Swell

... BMA Junior Doctors Committee, says: The medical workforce is changing rapidly and the NHS needs to wake up to the needs of its staff. Its not just the fact that more and more women are entering medicine - all staff should have the right to work-life balance. Although the survey was carried out before the ...

Australian Government Charged With Under-funding Public Hospitals

...lth system, with the ageing population and medical workforce two major challenges. "We will face even more dramatic shortages of health professionals in the future and this will have a serious impact on Australians' access to services and the quality of patient care," he said. But Federal Health Minister T...

Doctor Migration Has Limited Impact on Health Care in Poor Countries: OECD

..., said its research showed that the "global health workforce crisis goes far beyond the migration issue." It said the number of immigrant medical workers in OECD countries represents "only a small fraction" -- 12 percent in Africa, for example -- of the needs of health care sectors in developing countirs, as...

Back to Basics in Health in Advanced Countries Now

...e, restricting their ability to participate in the workforce and diminishing their capacity to perform at their best when at work." Mr Rudd also linked health to long-term economic prosperity. If elected, he would ask Treasury to analyse the economic impact of chronic disease. Labor would also redesign hea...

Labor's Preventive Health Care Policy Looks to Address Future Needs

... great strain on the health budget and the medical workforce in the years and decades ahead. Labor has set ou...to have a closer look at the funding, resource and workforce implications, Dr Capolingua said. Dr Capolingua said special economic reports on the impact of ch...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

...we must consider the urgency of Australias medical workforce crisis, particularly in community care and rural areas. The launch of this Network could not come at a more critical time. AMSA welcomes the GPSN and the potential it has to help alleviate this crisis. Its no secret that we as a country are in des...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

...nal nutrition survey. Dr Haikerwal said medical workforce issues remain significant, with programs and fundi...nd cancer medicine - all of which are experiencing workforce shortages at a time of increased demand for them in the community. In times of economic prosperit...

Nurturing Our Nurses for Healthcare Par Excellence

... Nursing The Scenario Worldwide The nursing workforce is in a deep crisis. There is a huge demand for quality nursing professionals. In the developing countries the scene is worse, as many leave for foreign lands in search of greener pastures. This trend led the WHO to recognize the shortage of nurses a...

Paid Maternity Leave Pushed By Australian Rights Activists

...y leave, as it did not help reserve a place in the workforce for mothers who took time out. The commission ha...s having children later, women who are leaving the workforce to have children are a highly skilled and experienced group," he stressed. The Federal Opposition ...

Stand Up And Get Back To Work!

...y 2010, it is estimated that more than half of the workforce from developed countries will be working at computers." "We are therefore interested in devising and validating approaches that promote physical activity in an obese person in the workplace, without sacrificing work time." In the study, published...

BMA Calls for Action to Halt Slide in Medical Academic Recruitment

...f Medical Schools) show that the clinical academic workforce fell yet again last year to 2937, just 83% of 2000...in short supply, the quality of our entire medical workforce will be under threat. Employers and the Government must take urgent action to reverse this deep se...

Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections

...ed States (CDC March 2007). Nurses, as the largest workforce in the nation's hospitals, are in a unique position to positively impact the safety of ICUs if systematic improvements to their working conditions can be made. A review of outcomes data for more than 15,000 patients in 51 U.S. hospital ICUs showed ...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

...e must consider the urgency of Australia’s medical workforce crisis, particularly in community care and rural areas. The launch of this Network could not come at a more critical time. “AMSA welcomes the GPSN and the potential it has to help alleviate this crisis. It’s no secret that we as a country are in d...

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