AHPRA issues stern warning for healthcare providers

AHPRA issues stern warning for healthcare providers


Monday 27 May 2019

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has issued a warning to healthcare professionals, reminding them of their “responsibility to support public health programs including vaccination”.   AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher reminded practitioners that supporting public health programs, including vaccination …


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You first, doc!


Monday 27 May 2019

The AMA (WA) has called on the State Government to introduce mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers – doctors, nurses and allied health – in all Western Australian hospitals.   In a strongly-worded letter to Health Minister Roger Cook, AMA …


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It’s not just about the money. Rights and self-worth anyone?


Wednesday 22 May 2019

Each year the Hospital Health Check surveys doctors in training (DiTs) about factors that affect their pay, including accuracy of rosters, overtime and correctness of payslips.   Sadly while some areas of the 2019 HHC have shown significant improvement, our …


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WA survey proves its worth


Wednesday 22 May 2019

Late in 2014, John Zorbas and I sat down to map out our upcoming year as Co-Chairs of the AMA (WA) Doctor in Training Committee. As we discussed the issues we were keen for the Committee to tackle, we were …


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Hospital Health Check 2019


Wednesday 22 May 2019

The AMA (WA) Hospital Health Check has become one of the most significant influences on a junior doctor’s choice of workplace. This year’s survey shows once again that a hospital’s reluctance to engage with junior doctors reaps no benefits, and …


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"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
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Dr Rosalind Forward
Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Question: What do you get when you put 55 doctors motivated about and interested in doctors’ wellbeing in one room? Answer: Lots of fantastic discussion, ideas and suggestions.   Earlier this year, the AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Welfare Subcommittee …