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

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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Commitment to cut smoking rates welcomed


Thursday 7 September 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to stronger legislative action to cut smoking rates.   “It is appropriate and exciting to see one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced into State Parliament …


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Monday, 12th November 2018

An article in the August edition of Medicus by Dr David Oldham, well summarised by its title To err is human, to forgive is divine, has weighed heavily on my mind these last few weeks. It ties in nicely with …