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Who cares for the carers? Doctors hesitant to ask for help

Who cares for the carers? Doctors hesitant to ask for help

Doctors have very stressful, emotionally taxing jobs, and many are afraid to ask for help when they need it most, writes Radio National journalist Ann Arnold.

Nicht nachmachen! Lessons in Germany’s failed GP co-pay

Nicht nachmachen! Lessons in Germany’s failed GP co-pay

Germany recently scrapped a GP co-pay similar to the one being brought in by the Australian government. Crikey intern Danielle Thompson asks: will Australia's work out any better?

Newman v the doctors: a political fight that is poisoning the LNP

Newman v the doctors: a political fight that is poisoning the LNP

The Queensland government his locked into a nasty dispute with doctors, and voters are sick of it. Mark Bahnisch, commentator and Centre for Policy Development fellow, says the result is considerable ill will.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Inflight 'news' at Qantas ... Queensland doctors revolt over cuts ... Liberals a sporting chance in SA ... Bake for the ABC (banana cake?) ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Axe to fall on comms bureaucrats? ... Biz Spec commenting curio ... Qld doctors to strike? ...

When media become lobbyists: #scrapthecap backed by mags

When media become lobbyists: #scrapthecap backed by mags

Australia's leading medical publications are helping to fund a campaign against self-education cuts -- despite hints of self-interest. Has it affected their coverage?

The doctor shortage that wasn’t: too many GPs

The doctor shortage that wasn’t: too many GPs

Australia is not in the grip of a GP shortage -- in fact, there is a costly oversupply of doctors. Monash University demographer Bob Birrell crunches the numbers and has some suggestions for future policy.

Australia’s reputation at risk over medical intern crisis

Australia’s reputation at risk over medical intern crisis

Some 150 international medical students don't have intern placements for next due. The situation is critical, for students and the healthcare sector, writes Sydney University Medical Dean Bruce Robinson.

System in poor health: junior doctors left without work in training bungle

System in poor health: junior doctors left without work in training bungle

An apparent bungle has fed concerns that some trainee doctors in Victoria may miss out on ongoing positions in hospitals -- at a time when the serious national doctor shortage has people worried.

‘I was humiliated’: foreign doctors cheated by exam conditions

‘I was humiliated’: foreign doctors cheated by exam conditions

Foreign medical practitioners who want to work in Australia say their crucial English exam results were sabotaged by unacceptable conditions. Bianca Kerr reports some were "humiliated" by the process.