President’s Diary

President’s Diary


Thursday 22 May 2014

Fights fought and lessons learnt   The past 24 months have been the busiest of my life – juggling the duties and responsibilities that come with being President of the AMA (WA), practising as a GP in the burgeoning city …


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President’s Diary


Monday 17 February 2014

Meeting with Minister for Health   AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong, met with Dr Kim Hames in late January this year.  The following Agenda items were discussed.  For additional information on any of these topics, email AMA (WA).   Memorandum …


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Doctors must respect the power they wield over patients


Friday 14 February 2014

Many would argue that the practice of medicine has changed with the progress of consumer empowerment and ready access to Dr Google.   Respectfully, however, some things even in that context are still underpinned by the interaction and relationship between …


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President’s Diary


Tuesday 12 November 2013

Meeting with Psychiatrists   AMA (WA) President, Dr Richard Choong convened a meeting with WA Psychiatrists to discuss their concerns regarding the delivery of mental health services in WA. He requested input from those attending the meeting into the Association’s …


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The British are coming…. so what?


Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Health Minister, the Honourable Dr Kim Hames recently addressed a group of AMA members at a breakfast meeting. He espoused a vision for our health system and the lessons he felt that he had learned from a recent trip …


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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."
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