Government survey raises concerns about senior health management

Government survey raises concerns about senior health management


Thursday 11 July 2019

The State Government’s very first staff engagement survey for public health workers has shown a worrying lack of faith in senior management, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “Just 42 per cent of medical professionals agreed it was …


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AMA (WA) elects new President


Thursday 4 July 2019

The Australian Medical Association (WA) last night elected Dr Andrew Miller as President.   Dr Miller served as AMA (WA) President in 2016-2017 but did not seek re-election at the end of his first year due to family illness.   …


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Excellence in health acknowledged at AMA (WA) Awards Night


Wednesday 26 June 2019

Three significant achievers in the health field were acknowledged by the Australian Medical Association (WA) on the weekend.   The 2019 AMA (WA) Charity Gala Dinner and Awards Night, held at Perth’s Hyatt Regency on Saturday evening, saw more than …


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AMA (WA) announces appointment of new CEO


Thursday 20 June 2019

Dr Bennie Ng has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer with the Australian Medical Association (WA).   A graduate of the University of Western Australia medical school, Dr Ng has worked as a General Practitioner and in hospital management most …


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AMA (WA) supports ‘safe access zones’


Tuesday 4 June 2019

Patients should always be able to access medical practitioners without obstruction or fear, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today in releasing its reaction to the State Government’s discussion paper on ‘safe access zones’ around premises that provide abortion services. …


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