R U OK? Ask your Colleagues

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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Improved spending in health but challenges ahead


Thursday 7 September 2017

Health continues to face a challenging future following today’s state budget, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said.   “With an increase in spending of 1.4 per cent in 2017-18 followed by a cut of 1.8 per cent in 2018-19, today’s …


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Commitment to cut smoking rates welcomed


Thursday 7 September 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to stronger legislative action to cut smoking rates.   “It is appropriate and exciting to see one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced into State Parliament …


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Decision to limit LiveLighter Campaign is anti-health: AMA (WA)


Thursday 13 July 2017

The AMA (WA) is concerned that Facebook has moved to limit advertising from the LiveLighter Campaign on the grounds of body shaming.   “While body shaming is a significant concern in the community, obesity is one of the biggest health …


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Scrapped pharmacy screening deal welcomed


Friday 7 July 2017

The decision by a major healthcare company to cancel its plan to be involved in pharmacy-based screening programs was due in a major way to a push against the move by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “It is clear …


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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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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 …