Don’t be conned by anti-vaccination message: AMA (WA)

Don’t be conned by anti-vaccination message: AMA (WA)


Thursday 14 January 2016

The AMA (WA) has urged the nation’s media not to be conned into carrying the anti-vaccination message, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said.   “The Australian media is generally very good at supporting the overwhelming body of scientific evidence …


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Mid-year forecast indicates difficult future for health sector


Friday 18 December 2015

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has pledged to fight any proposed cuts to health funding, following another blow for the health sector in the Federal Government’s MYEFO statement.   Dr Gannon said removing bulk billing incentives for pathology and …


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Patient care will suffer with Freo Hospital Changes


Thursday 3 December 2015

The latest State Government announcement about changes to the governance of Fremantle Hospital is just another example of poor management of the public health sector, the AMA (WA) said today.   “It surprises me that the administration team at Fiona …


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New Mental Health Act should be delayed: AMA (WA)


Thursday 26 November 2015

A survey of medical professionals conducted by the Australian Medical Association (WA) has found that more than half are unaware of the changes to WA’s mental health laws that come into effect next week.   The survey received a strong …


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AMA (WA) calls on doctors to expose the extent of staffing cuts


Monday 23 November 2015

In an effort to break the climate of secrecy being fostered by Health Minister Dr Kim Hames and the Health Department, the Australian Medical Association (WA) is calling on all Doctors to let it know the extent of cuts in …


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