Realistic targets on tobacco legislation required at COAG Health Council

Realistic targets on tobacco legislation required at COAG Health Council


Thursday 12 April 2018

WA Health Minister Roger Cook should pursue realistic and achievable targets on tobacco control with other Health Ministers at the COAG Health Council meeting tomorrow, rather than floating empty, unenforceable ideas, the AMA (WA) said today.   “Realistically, other States …


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AMA (WA) welcomes COAG Health Council adoption of mandatory reporting laws


Thursday 12 April 2018

The AMA (WA) has congratulated the COAG Health Council for adopting nationally consistent mandatory reporting laws.   “The approach by the AMA in Western Australia to fight for separate and intelligent mandatory reporting laws some years ago has been shown …


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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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