Do not underestimate influenza: AMA (WA)

Do not underestimate influenza: AMA (WA)


Thursday 5 October 2017

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid believes more needs to be done to convince parents that influenza is a potentially life threatening virus and that vaccines are safe.   Writing in the latest issue of the AMA (WA) …


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Commitment to improve mental health and wellbeing of doctors: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 4 October 2017

Doctors are not the supermen and women that many think they are, and must take ownership of their own health, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid has said.    Officially opening the Moving out of the Blue: Solutions in …


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PCH mistakes must never be repeated: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 3 October 2017

Western Australia must ensure that mistakes made during the contract negotiations, the design and then the construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital were never repeated, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid told a Parliamentary Committee recently.   …


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R U OK? Ask your Colleagues


Thursday 14 September 2017

To mark R U OK Day the AMA (WA) this week is urging all health professionals to take the time to ask their colleagues how they are doing.   “While doctors in Australia provide some of the best care in …


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Improved spending in health but challenges ahead


Thursday 7 September 2017

Health continues to face a challenging future following today’s state budget, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said.   “With an increase in spending of 1.4 per cent in 2017-18 followed by a cut of 1.8 per cent in 2018-19, today’s …


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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …