2018 Hospital Health Check survey now live

2018 Hospital Health Check survey now live


Thursday 5 April 2018

The annual Hospital Health Check (HHC) has become a significant survey of issues affecting Doctors in Training (DiTs) in WA and a key tool for advocating on behalf of junior doctors in the WA health system.   The survey is …


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AMA meets with Corrective Services Minister


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has discussed concerns about Prison Medical Officer contracts and GP reviews of the health of new prisoners during a meeting with the Minister for Corrective Services, the Hon. Fran Logan.   These …


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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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"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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Setting the agenda on the End-of-Life debate
Dr Katharine Noonan
Thursday, 31st May 2018

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 …