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Australian Senior Active Doctors Association
ASADA provides Senior Active Doctors with a voice and advocates on issues of concern to them.
support from ASADA
Supporting Senior Active Doctors Through the Later Stages of Their Careers.
Senior doctors hold a wealth of medical experience and training that is unsurpassed. ASADA supports senior active doctors in their endeavours to share their medical wisdom within their communities and the medical profession.
Senior ACTIVE doctors: an underutilised resource
ASADA Supports a Medical Reserve
Senior Active Doctors are an underutilised resource in advancing the health of the Australian community. The establishment of a Medical Reserve of senior active doctors is a sensible plan in an era of increasing public health needs.
National emergencies and pandemics:
A valuable resource in the event of national emergencies such as bushfires, terrorism and pandemics.
Assist in vaccination of the population, such as during times of pandemic.
Support Australians living with chronic disease:
As increasing numbers of Australians live with chronic disease, assist in ongoing monitoring of conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
Assist communities in underserved areas:
Support colleagues in providing services in remote and rural regions and to vulnerable members of the community such as frail-aged, indigenous, and homeless people.
ASADA's Current Policy Areas
Senior Active Doctor Registration Category
ASADA supports the re-introduction of a step-down category of registration enabling Senior Active Doctors to provide their services in the public interest. A background paper and proposal have been developed in conjunction with AMA Qld and the Redcliffe and District Medical Association.
Cognitive Testing of Doctors Over 70 Years
ASADA is monitoring the proposed introduction of cognitive testing of doctors aged over 70 and is opposed to testing that is mandatory and ageist.
CPD and Recency of Practice
Senior Active Doctors often experience difficulties with CPD and Recency of Practice requirements as they transition to reduced practice. ASADA is looking to identify the issues and how they can be addressed.