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

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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Not too late to get flu jab: AMA (WA)


Friday 26 August 2016

AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller has reminded West Australians that it’s not too late to get the flu jab, as influenza notifications continue to rise around the state.   “Following a recent surge in influenza notifications over the past fortnight, we urge all West …


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