Australian Senior Active Doctors Association

ASADA provides Senior Active Doctors with a voice and advocates on issues of concern to them.

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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.

Research and advocacy

ASADA undertakes research and develops policy statements on issues concerning senior active doctors.

Collegial support

The Members Area provides members with an opportunity to connect with fellow senior active doctors.

Newsletter

Our regular newsletter, Wise Medicine, keeps members informed of policy issues, the latest research, as well as member news.

Meetings

The inaugural ASADA conference is aimed for 2022 with annual events following.

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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.

Vaccination assistance:

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.

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ASADA's Current Policy Areas

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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.

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