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Medical Staff Association

Medical Staff Association

  • The RCH Medical Staff Association (MSA) represents and supports the senior medical staff (SMS) of the hospital. Consultant staff (medical, surgical, dental) and senior fellows are eligible for membership - we encourage consultants and fellows to support the MSA, and each other, by becoming members and attending MSA meetings and social events.

    The MSA is a focus for:

    • Communication with the RCH Executive and the Chair of the RCH Board
    • Implementation of the RCH Compact (intranet only)
    • Industrial relations issues
    • Staff wellbeing
    • SMS education, including masterclasses sessions, the Vernon Collins oration (June) and the annual medico-legal seminar
    • Quality patient care and systems issues - including representation on the Sabbatical, EBA, Conflict of Interest, and Medical Appointment Committees
    • Peer recognition and support - through welcoming new staff, the Elizabeth Turner MedalThe Barnes-Hutson Medal and the MSA scholarship
    • Social functions - with a mid-year and end-of year dinner and The Barnes-Hutson Medal

    Membership of the MSA is $5 per week - this can be paid as a fortnightly payroll deduction (which is the preferred means of subscription payment). To sign up please complete a membership application form and email it to msa.secretary.org.au.

    All SMS (regardless of MSA membership) are welcome to join the SMS mailing list. Please see further detail on other RCH mailing lists.

    MSA news

    Congratulations to:

    • Prof Dinah Reddihough- recipient of the Elizabeth Turner medal for 2020

      Other Honours:


      Queen’s Birthday Honour 2021

      Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

      • Dr Igor Konstantinov OAM


      Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020

      Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

      • Mr Alex Auldist AO

      • Professor Graeme Barnes AO 

      • Professor George Werther AO

      Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

      • Professor Susan Sawyer

      Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019

      Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

      • Professor Christine Kilpatrick
      • Professor David Mackey
      • Professor Lex Doyle


      Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

      • Professor Lynn Gillam
      • Professor Winita Hardikar
      • Dr David McCredie
      • Professor Jim Wilkinson
      • Professor Andrew Heggie
      • Dr James Lucas


      Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

      • Associate Professor Georgia Paxton
         

      New HODs:

           New appointments (2021):

     

    Welcome to new senior medical staff

    As of end-May 2020, the SMS group includes 551 clinicians, employed across 594 roles, in approximately 281 EFT - with 137 full-time staff, and 404 part-time senior staff. Please feel free to contact any of the MSA executive group when you start at RCH - for a quick coffee or catch-up. 

    MSA -  updated October 2020. Contact mark.oliver@rch.org.au or georgia.paxton@rch.org.au