AMA (WA) welcomes GP toolkit on domestic violence

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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Closure of Graylands Hospital should be top priority: AMA (WA)


Thursday 6 November 2014

The Government should accelerate the development of alternative Psychiatric services so that Graylands Hospital can be closed without any further delay, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “Acting Director General of Health Professor Bryant Stokes has called …


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Successful fundraiser assists in fight against Ebola


Wednesday 5 November 2014

The Australian Medical Association (WA) will match the money raised by the African Australian Union to assist in the fight against one of the world’s most frightening diseases – Ebola.   AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon, who yesterday accepted …


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With more than 50 per cent of our current medical graduates being female, it’s not surprising that the demands for breastfeeding facilities in our hospital systems are increasing.   Due to the nature of medicine, mothers are often returning to …