Private Health Fund Profits Grow, Patient Choice and Policy Value Shrink: AMA PHI Report Card 2018

Private Health Fund Profits Grow, Patient Choice and Policy Value Shrink: AMA PHI Report Card 2018


Monday 26 March 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has urged all West Australians to check the AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2018 before taking out health insurance.   Dr Khorshid warned that changes being pursued by Australia’s biggest private …


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AMA (WA) Budget Submission: Infrastructure first!


Thursday 15 March 2018

The upcoming State Budget needs to substantially increase funding for health infrastructure, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Forward estimates show a reduction of more than 95 per cent in total funding for the WA Health Asset Investment …


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AMA (WA) gives evidence on End of Life Choices


Thursday 1 March 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has appeared before the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices to answer detailed questions about the AMA’s written submission.   Over almost two hours of evidence, Dr Khorshid emphasised the …


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Mixed recommendations in Sustainable Health Review


Tuesday 27 February 2018

The Sustainable Health Review’s Interim Report includes a number of positive recommendations along with questionable findings, most notably the claim that there are enough hospital beds in the system to serve demand through the next decade, the Australian Medical Association …


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Cautious approach to liquor licensing reforms required


Thursday 15 February 2018

The AMA (WA) has largely welcomed the State Government’s proposed changes to liquor licensing in WA , but has warned that legitimate health concerns should not be ignored in favour of the drive for tourism dollars.   Currently, the Police Commissioner …


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Morale in General Practice: Is the glass filling up?
Dr Simon Torvaldsen
Thursday, 5th December 2019

This month’s Medicus magazine focused on morale in our hospitals – but what about morale amongst us general practitioners? Some would say that General Practice has been downtrodden and neglected for so long that GPs have forgotten what it is …