Keep a close eye on the kids over Christmas: AMA (WA)

Keep a close eye on the kids over Christmas: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 23 December 2014

Parents are reminded to keep a close eye on their children and their toys this Christmas, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   The warning comes after 95 children’s products were deemed unsafe by the NSW Government and …


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Message to AMA (WA) GP Members regarding the GP co-payment scheme


Friday 19 December 2014

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has indicated his strong opposition to the Federal Government’s proposed GP co-payment scheme.   Following a meeting earlier this week with the AMA (WA) Executive, GP members explained that the Government’s new proposal included initiatives …


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AMA (WA) welcomes GP toolkit on domestic violence


Tuesday 25 November 2014

A new toolkit designed to help general practitioners identify the signs of domestic violence has been welcomed by Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon.   “Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and …


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Overseas trained doctors remain vital to our health-care system: AMA (WA)


Monday 24 November 2014

Overseas trained doctors continue to be a vital part of the Western Australian health system despite the recent decision by the Health Department to cease employing international medical graduates to junior doctor positions in local public hospitals, Australian Medical Association …


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Stall on Solarium ban will put lives at risk: AMA (WA)


Thursday 13 November 2014

The decision to stall the implementation of a solarium ban in Western Australia means more lives will be lost, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “Health Minister Dr Kim Hames’ leadership in getting Cabinet to sign off …


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