Back to school warning

Back to school warning


Saturday 21 July 2012

Sick children should not return to school next week but should be kept at home until they have recovered from the flu, the AMA (WA) warned today.   “The flu strain that has affected thousands of people over the last …


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Take action against the flu


Wednesday 11 July 2012

Western Australians should join together to fight the worst influenza outbreak since the 2009 global swine flu pandemic, the AMA (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said the rate of influenza presentations to GPs had more …


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AMA (WA) elects a new President


Thursday 7 June 2012

The Australian Medical Association (WA) last night elected one of the youngest Presidents in its history.   Dr Richard Choong, a Port Kennedy General Practitioner, was elected unopposed at the AMA (WA) Annual General Meeting held in Nedlands.   Dr …


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State Budget heavy on missed opportunities: AMA (WA)


Thursday 17 May 2012

The WA State Budget is a text-book example of missed opportunities, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The Government has missed the opportunity to future proof WA by failing to provide adequate funding increases, it has missed the …


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Government must boost research efforts: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 15 May 2012

The Western Australian Government should provide $40 million a year funding for health and medical research in order to stop the intellectual wealth of the state wasting away, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Delivering a new report …


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Question: What do you get when you put 55 doctors motivated about and interested in doctors’ wellbeing in one room? Answer: Lots of fantastic discussion, ideas and suggestions.   Earlier this year, the AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Welfare Subcommittee …