WA’s Mental Health Crisis

WA’s Mental Health Crisis


Wednesday 20 November 2013

WA’s mental health system is in crisis and troubled patients are swamping emergency departments, senior doctors have warned.   In the latest issue of Medicus (out this week), Immediate past President of the AMA (WA) and Emergency Physician, Associate Professor Dave …


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Statins: Trust your doctor’s advice


Monday 18 November 2013

There is clear medical evidence that for many patients, Statins can assist in reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks.   The Australian Medical Association (WA) at the weekend urged patients on Statins not to change their medication or …


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AMA (WA) applauds Federal Government’s decision to Scrap the Cap


Wednesday 6 November 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has congratulated the Federal Government for seeing sense and scrapping the former government’s proposed $2000 cap on tax deductions for work related self-education expenses.   “The AMA (WA) was a strong supporter of the Scrap …


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AMA (WA) congratulates winners at WA Media Awards


Monday 28 October 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated Cathy O’Leary, Health Editor with The West Australian newspaper, for being recognised at the WA Media Awards at the weekend for excellence in health reporting.   Cathy received the prize for Best Health/Medical …


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AMA (WA) backs WA Liberal Party’s vaccination push


Thursday 24 October 2013

The WA Liberal Party should encourage the Federal Government to take stringent action against parents who refuse to immunise their children, the AMA (WA) said today.


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The self-collection component of the National Cervical Screening Program aims to improve participation in cervical screening by providing an alternative collection process for asymptomatic women who are under-screened or never screened. Currently, self-collection (i.e. collection of a vaginal swab for …