Dr Michael Gannon announces decision to run for Federal AMA Presidency

Dr Michael Gannon announces decision to run for Federal AMA Presidency


Monday 14 March 2016

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon today announced his decision to stand for election as Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.   Dr Gannon said that he felt very strongly that the AMA needed to refocus on the healthcare …


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International Women’s Day: An opportunity to reflect on expectant mothers


Tuesday 8 March 2016

Society is creating almost unbearable pressure on mothers to produce the “perfect” pregnancy which is having serious impacts on their health, compromising the enjoyment of a unique and special time in their life, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael …


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Decision to keep Bentley Maternity Unit open a win for AMA (WA) advocacy


Tuesday 8 March 2016

The decision to keep the Bentley Hospital maternity unit open for at least another two years is a victory for common sense and followed months of advocacy by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “This issue was raised continually with …


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Addition of Hepatitis C treatments on to the PBS welcomed


Monday 29 February 2016

Breakthrough anti-viral medications, include medications to treat Hepatitis C, will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from tomorrow, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   In December 2015, the Federal Government announced a funding …


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Bone and Tissue Bank deserves State Government support


Friday 26 February 2016

The State Government should immediately provide financial support for the Perth Bone & Tissue Bank to allow it to find a permanent home and continue to assist hundreds of West Australians, the AMA (WA) has said today.   “The time …


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