Decision to limit LiveLighter Campaign is anti-health: AMA (WA)

Decision to limit LiveLighter Campaign is anti-health: AMA (WA)


Thursday 13 July 2017

The AMA (WA) is concerned that Facebook has moved to limit advertising from the LiveLighter Campaign on the grounds of body shaming.   “While body shaming is a significant concern in the community, obesity is one of the biggest health …


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Scrapped pharmacy screening deal welcomed


Friday 7 July 2017

The decision by a major healthcare company to cancel its plan to be involved in pharmacy-based screening programs was due in a major way to a push against the move by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “It is clear …


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No pressure on health officials to rush PCH opening: AMA (WA)


Friday 30 June 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today called on the State Government to guarantee that no health official would be pressured to approve the opening of Perth’s new Children’s Hospital before it was completely safe.   “The AMA (WA) has consistently …


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PMH review and recommendations welcomed


Friday 9 June 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the Report into the Morale and Engagement of Clinical Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, and urged the State Government and CAHS Board to implement all of its recommendations.   “The Report confirms the …


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AMA (WA) elects a new President


Thursday 8 June 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) last night elected an orthopaedic surgeon as its newest President.   Dr Omar Khorshid, one of the youngest Presidents in the AMA (WA)’s history at the age of 42, was elected unopposed at the Annual …


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With the passing of euthanasia and physician assisted dying legislation by the Victorian Parliament earlier this week, the issue is now sure to travel West. In fact, this subject is likely to dominate public and medical debate next year. Already …