AMA (WA) highlights the impact of drunk driving in powerful new advert

AMA (WA) highlights the impact of drunk driving in powerful new advert


Tuesday 8 November 2016

AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller has recently taken part in a new campaign urging West Australians not to drink and drive.   “We thank Channel 9, the Road Safety Commission and the State Government for their involvement in this …


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Health Services Boards will make positive difference: AMA (WA)


Thursday 6 October 2016

The Health Services Boards established to oversee WA health will be an important part in seeking ways to fix our health system, currently under severe strain, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The five boards recently established by …


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AMA demands a fair go for GPs with pathology collection arrangements


Thursday 6 October 2016

Federal AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has made a direct plea to Health Minister Sussan Ley to scrap Government plans to change rental rules for pathology collection centres located in general practices and other medical facilities.   The Government announced …


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AMA (WA) welcomes NHMRC findings on fluoride


Wednesday 14 September 2016

The AMA (WA) welcomes the recent draft information paper by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation, adding that West Australians should not be conned by the anti-fluoride brigade.   “The findings …


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Ambulance ramping reaches crisis levels


Tuesday 6 September 2016

Ambulance ramping figures have reached crisis levels across metropolitan Perth, with patients waiting up to 10 hours  to be seen by a doctor.   Senior emergency department doctors said rising ambulance ramping figures are just the tip of the iceberg, …


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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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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …