Doctors in Training

 

Hospital Health Check 2018


        More than 700 Doctors in Training responded to the AMA (WA) Hospital Health Check 2018 Survey. The key issues for DiTs is the inability to access annual leave. Members of the DiT Committee have met with hospital representatives to discuss their results and advocate for improvements. In addition, the AMA has written to all HSP Boards seeking details of their long-term, sustainable strategy that ensures practitioners are able to access their annual leave entitlements. 

 

For more information, please click here. To view the Hospital Health Check scorecard, please click here

 

Access to Leave


        The dangers of burnout among medical practitioners are well documented. Numerous studies have shown that overworked, fatigued doctors are not only at risk of developing personal problems, such as drug and alcohol misuse and mental health complaints, but that job-related fatigue can also compromise quality of care and increase medical errors.Junior doctors perceive the lack of access to leave as a key cause of burn-out and fatigue. With this in mind, the AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Committee remains focused on improving the access to leave entitlements in WA hospitals.

 

Industrial Agreement Negotiations 2019


        The AMA has surveyed all salaried members in order to determine the priority issues once negotiations commence in 2019. The resources will be analysed and will inform discussions by the Public Hospital Doctors Practice Group in preparation for the drafting of the 2019 public sector claim. Key issues for Doctors in Training is access to leave, particularly annual leave. 

 

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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."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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