The changing PACE at Ramsay Health Care

The changing PACE at Ramsay Health Care


Thursday 29 August 2019

Cultural transformation within hospitals is imperative if we are to genuinely improve patient safety. It’s been over two years since Ramsay Health Care became the first private hospital operator in Australia to introduce a new program called Speak Up for …


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AMA Membership: Bang for your buck


Friday 16 August 2019

People always ask me what they actually get for their membership dollars, and I get it, we all want something tangible for our money. Especially many interns who still have that ‘poor student’ mentality where you wonder which flavour of …


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The insidious rise of corporate pharmacy


Friday 16 August 2019

The Pharmacy Guild has for many decades done an extraordinary job of preventing supermarket operators and other non-pharmacists from owning pharmacies.   Its central argument is that restricting ownership to trained pharmacists and placing caps on the number of pharmacies …


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One-sided Pharmacy review a flawed script for Primary Care


Friday 16 August 2019

You probably think I’m a little strange, but I was browsing the Health Department’s website the night before the report by the Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying was released, and I noticed another report had been quietly posted …


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Working towards change


Monday 12 August 2019

The evidence is now clear – many aspects of medical culture and medical workplaces have been harmful to doctors’ wellness in the past and been too slow to change.   Earlier this year in March, the Australasian Doctors’ Health Network …


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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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Where are those knitting needles, again?
Harry D’Souza
Friday, 6th September 2019

It’s two months from exams, and I’m in the library being taught valuable skills from a fellow classmate. It involves two needles and plenty of patience. No, it’s not phlebotomy. It’s the art of making a blanket.   The technique …