Media Releases

2019

  • 23 July Media Release

Doctors working together to explain out-of-pocket expenses

A new resource, developed in consultation with the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG), aims to help patients and doctors better understand out-of-pocket expenses, and what medical costs are covered by the Government and health funds.

  • 17 June Media Release

Care and commitment the hallmarks of specialist gynaecologists

The report in the Weekend Australian, “Is This Really A Job For A Man” makes broad and unfounded assumptions which are hurtful to the gynaecologists across Australia whose care and commitment make such a difference to so many lives.

  • 3 April Media Release

Health Funds should leave clinical decisions to doctors

A call by health funds to remove the Medicare rebate for what they describe as “harmful” and “unnecessary” caesarean births has been slammed as irresponsible and ill-informed by the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG).

  • 4 March Media Release

Name-and-shame website plan simply shames Government inaction

A proposal by the Federal Government to establish a website listing specialist doctors’ fees and their out-of-pocket charges will do nothing to reduce costs and be little more than a dangerous distraction for patients seeking treatment.

2018

  • 7 November Media Release

Funding crisis hits women’s health

An emerging crisis in private maternity and gynaecology services, and the impact this is having on patients and health services, must be addressed immediately.

2017

2016

  • 19 July Media Release
    Peak women’s health body congratulates Government on re-election
    NASOG has congratulated the Turnbull Government on its re-election and also welcomed the re-appointment of Sussan Ley as Minister for Health. President of the peak body for women’s health specialists, Dr Gary Swift, said the Association urged the re-elected Government to continue supporting initiatives to improve patient outcomes as it looks to implement its health agenda.
  • 01 April Media Release
    NASOG welcomes coroner’s findings into tragic home birth death
    The peak body for women’s health specialists, the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NASOG) has elected leading specialist Dr Gary Swift as President. He was previously Vice President, and has worked closely with the NASOG Council for a number of years.