What is the AMA doing for you?

The AMA has achieved much for GPs and their patients over the last year. Important work that has been undertaken by AMA Council, Council of General Practice and AMA staff includes:

 

  • Fighting for the continued right of Australians to choose and see their own family GP
  • Ensuring that vocationally registered GPs be recognised as Specialists under new national registration arrangements and blocked a RACGP proposal to mandate that only Fellows of the College be granted Specialists recognition
  • Securing changes to Level C & D MBS items which enabled GPs to spend more time with patients
  • Securing Government funding to increase places for prevocational GP trainees
  • Winning crucial amendments to midwives and nurse practitioner legislation mandating collaborative arrangements with doctors
  • Securing Federal Budget funding of $390 million for GPs to hire practice nurses
  • Continuing the ‘War on Red Tape’ and the onerous paperwork in MBS, PBS and other reporting arrangements
  • Advocating to ensure that the public and media are aware of the real costs of primary care and the inadequacy of current MBS funding
  • Securing significant extra Federal Budget funding for existing GP Practice infrastructure
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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"I joined the AMA for all the advocacy work that is done. It is great to be part of an organisation that supports and assists doctors in training in many aspects of their work."
Dr Sarah Strathie Page
Dr Sarah Strathie Page
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Dr Simon Torvaldsen
Wednesday, 30th November 2016

General Practitioners across Australia are dealing with a number of issues that are impeding on the safe and financially viable delivery of General Practice.   Taking centre stage currently is the Pathology rent fight. The AMA has received more input …