AMA (WA) welcomes new interns amidst concerns of training bottlenecks

AMA (WA) welcomes new interns amidst concerns of training bottlenecks


Wednesday 20 January 2016

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the hundreds of new doctors who joined the State’s health system this month, but remains concerned that continued cuts to services and staff will see Western Australia in the same internship crisis currently impacting the …


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Don’t be conned by anti-vaccination message: AMA (WA)


Thursday 14 January 2016

The AMA (WA) has urged the nation’s media not to be conned into carrying the anti-vaccination message, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said.   “The Australian media is generally very good at supporting the overwhelming body of scientific evidence …


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Mid-year forecast indicates difficult future for health sector


Friday 18 December 2015

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has pledged to fight any proposed cuts to health funding, following another blow for the health sector in the Federal Government’s MYEFO statement.   Dr Gannon said removing bulk billing incentives for pathology and …


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Patient care will suffer with Freo Hospital Changes


Thursday 3 December 2015

The latest State Government announcement about changes to the governance of Fremantle Hospital is just another example of poor management of the public health sector, the AMA (WA) said today.   “It surprises me that the administration team at Fiona …


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New Mental Health Act should be delayed: AMA (WA)


Thursday 26 November 2015

A survey of medical professionals conducted by the Australian Medical Association (WA) has found that more than half are unaware of the changes to WA’s mental health laws that come into effect next week.   The survey received a strong …


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With the passing of euthanasia and physician assisted dying legislation by the Victorian Parliament earlier this week, the issue is now sure to travel West. In fact, this subject is likely to dominate public and medical debate next year. Already …