In the Media
AMA modelling has found more than $21 billion could be saved over the next four years from a reduction in unnecessary hospitalisations and emergency department presentations if the federal government improves access to doctors and nurses across the aged care system.
The AMA has supported the decisions made by independent scientific experts - the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) – to keep Australians safe throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The AMA commends for the Australian Government listening to medical advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine and taking a more cautious approach to the rollout, with emerging evidence there is a very low risk of clotting associated with the vaccine.
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
AMA submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security’s Inquiry into the impact of insecure and precarious employment13 Apr 2021
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 opposes the use of nicotine vaping products for all purposes, including for therapeutic use, due to the evidence that it causes harm and lack of evidence that it is an effective smoking cessation tool.
AMA Submission on Revised Registration Standard for Endorsement for Acupuncture for Registered Medical Practitioners31 Mar 2021
AMA supports the Revised Registration Standard for Endorsement for Acupuncture for Registered Medical Practitioners. The AMA is concerned that practitioners who are currently endorsed for acupuncture by virtue of the grandfathering provisions will not be able to retain that endorsement.
The AMA responds to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' consultation on the definition of general practice for the purposes of accreditation. The AMA warns against general practice accreditation supporting models of care that operate outside the auspices of holistic general practice.