Members are working to achieve better recognition, respect and reward for medical science professionals.
Medical scientists are facing numerous challenges. Scientific Researchers open doors to treatment for previously untreatable conditions, while Pathology Scientists and Clinical Scientists diagnose and prescribe appropriate care for patients. However, our work is done out of the spotlight, so we rarely receive the recognition we deserve. Lack of recognition means Medical Scientists often leave the profession. Retention is difficult; skills are lost, and the quality of healthcare decreases. The issues facing our profession persist because we are struggling to be heard.
We know that things will only improve when governments understand the vital contribution medical scientists make to patient care and improving community health outcomes. We are prepared to work hard to achieve a better future for science – but we can’t do it without you. Join Now.
About our Campaign
Our work is done out of the spotlight, so Medical Scientists rarely receive the recognition that is deserved. Indeed 75% of medical treatment decisions are based on the work of Medical Science professionals, with treatments themselves only existing largely due to scientific research.
Lack of recognition means Medical Scientists often leave the profession. Retention is difficult; skills are lost, and the quality of healthcare decreases. The issues facing our profession persist because Medical Scientists are struggling to be heard, in particular over the other professions in Health who have a strong tradition of acting collectively.
Medical Scientists are coming to understand that there is a choice in front of them, to remain in the shadows and hope that things get better, or to come together with a united voice, for the good of the profession and the good of the community. The consequences of doing nothing will lead the community down a path towards higher health care costs and poor patient outcomes.
Members will continue to work together to advance our vision for our profession, both during the current round of Enterprise Bargaining in the SA Public Sector, and onwards into the future. As our campaign is moving forward, more and more colleagues are joining, increasing our capacity for positive change. Together we will continue growing the voice of Medical Science through the Medical Science Matters campaign, to build a strong future for a healthy community.
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