Health was a major issue in the South Australian election in March. It is being said locally and around the country that as a result of the differences in the major parties’ health platforms, South Australia has a new Premier and a new Health Minister. As President Dr Michelle Atchison writes in the April issue of medicSA, AMA(SA) will be monitoring closely how the new government enacts its promised investments in and reforms to the health system.

Also in the April issue, we examine the clinical and legal ramifications of the COVID virus and long COVID, and of the restrictions doctors have implemented to keep themselves and their patients safe.

We acknowledge Professor Helen Marshall and Professor Bill Heddle, whose work was recognised in the Australia Day Honours List, and AMA(SA) Committee of General Practice Chair Dr Bridget Sawyer tells of finding the UK somewhat different since the arrival of COVID.

Working with Solstice Media, we are now presenting medicSA in a new digital format, as well as the ‘flipbook’ version. Clicking the image above or the link to the right will lead you to the digital version; to read the flipbook, go to the link and then click on the menu at the top right.

We hope you’ll enjoy the April edition, and welcome your feedback via email at



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