In the Media
Involving GPs in maternity care leads to better outcomes for mothers and babies, the AMA said today.
Today’s increase in the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to general practice will come just in time for GPs to begin vaccinating anyone 50 years and over later this month, AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, said.
As Australia finds its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lessons learned about our health systems must not be lost.
The President's Message
Dr Omar Khorshid and Prime Minister Scott Morrison met in Perth on Thursday urging a reset to the national COVID-19 vaccine roll out.
Advocacy & Policy
The AMA submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) opposes the introduction of the Independent Assessment reforms.
The General Practice Nurse position statement has been updated and outlines the valuable and integral role of practice nurses as part of the general practice health care team.
The AMA welcomes the draft Strategy as a leading example of collaborative, evidence-based policy work and is pleased to have been involved in genuine engagement with the Government during the Strategy’s development.
AMA submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security’s Inquiry into the impact of insecure and precarious employment
Job insecurity is a significant stressor that is associated with a range of negative health outcomes. To address the health impacts of job insecurity, the Australian Government must ensure that all individuals have access to means that support adequate standards of living.
The AMA is championing for high quality medical and health care delivered by doctors and nurses to be at the heart of Australia's aged care system. Reform is desperately needed because the scale of the problem is growing.
From March 2021, 16 new MBS items were made available to GPs and other qualified health professionals to assess patients for their suitability to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.