Do not be weak on codeine, Minister

Do not be weak on codeine, Minister


Wednesday 11 October 2017

State Health Minister Roger Cook is putting the health of West Australians at risk by joining a push to reverse the decision to make codeine products available by script only, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Mr Cook …


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Do not underestimate influenza: AMA (WA)


Thursday 5 October 2017

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid believes more needs to be done to convince parents that influenza is a potentially life threatening virus and that vaccines are safe.   Writing in the latest issue of the AMA (WA) …


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Commitment to improve mental health and wellbeing of doctors: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 4 October 2017

Doctors are not the supermen and women that many think they are, and must take ownership of their own health, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has said.    Officially opening the Moving out of the Blue: Solutions in …


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PCH mistakes must never be repeated: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 3 October 2017

Western Australia must ensure that mistakes made during the contract negotiations, the design and then the construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital were never repeated, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid told a Parliamentary Committee recently.   …


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R U OK? Ask your Colleagues


Thursday 14 September 2017

To mark R U OK Day the AMA (WA) this week is urging all health professionals to take the time to ask their colleagues how they are doing.   “While doctors in Australia provide some of the best care in …


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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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Under the pump: are breastfeeding facilities for staff in hospitals adequate?
Dr Marie Herd
Monday, 13th August 2018

With more than 50 per cent of our current medical graduates being female, it’s not surprising that the demands for breastfeeding facilities in our hospital systems are increasing.   Due to the nature of medicine, mothers are often returning to …