Be cautious when it comes to medical tourism: AMA (WA)

Be cautious when it comes to medical tourism: AMA (WA)


Friday 9 January 2015

A sharp rise in the number of Australians travelling to South East Asia for surgical procedures is a cause for concern, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “Countries like Thailand have some very good surgeons and facilities …


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Stay out of hospital this New Year’s Eve: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 30 December 2014

West Australians are urged to see out the year safely and to celebrate the arrival of 2015 sensibly, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) Past President A/Prof David Mountain said that emergency departments in Perth are …


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Keep a close eye on the kids over Christmas: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 23 December 2014

Parents are reminded to keep a close eye on their children and their toys this Christmas, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   The warning comes after 95 children’s products were deemed unsafe by the NSW Government and …


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Message to AMA (WA) GP Members regarding the GP co-payment scheme


Friday 19 December 2014

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has indicated his strong opposition to the Federal Government’s proposed GP co-payment scheme.   Following a meeting earlier this week with the AMA (WA) Executive, GP members explained that the Government’s new proposal included initiatives …


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AMA (WA) welcomes GP toolkit on domestic violence


Tuesday 25 November 2014

A new toolkit designed to help general practitioners identify the signs of domestic violence has been welcomed by Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon.   “Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and …


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It is an issue that will dominate political, medical and ethical debate in Western Australia over the next year, if not longer.   And the Australian Medical Association (WA) is determined to have the voice of the medical profession heard …