AMA ANNUAL REPORT 2015
In 2015, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) made significant steps toward achieving the goals we set in the previous year. The outcomes of our efforts have been gratifying.
Reflecting on 2015, the AMA can report a significant list of accomplishments contributing to the organisations road to better patient health, greater professional satisfaction and practice sustainability, and a stronger medical education environment designed to meet the challenges of 21st century medicine.
On behalf of the AMA's Board, staff and our members, it is with great optimism and a sense of purpose that we look forward to the opportunities ahead. Achieving the high-quality, efficient health care system our nation needs and deserves will require leadership, tenacity and collaboration across the entire health care system.
We embrace this challenge and look forward to serving the needs of Australia's doctors, their patients and our profession.
A copy of the full report is available for download. Or click below to read the various sections.
AMA President Professor Brian Owler reflects on the advocacy and political activities of the AMA. The AMA defends, promotes, and enhances the best interests of doctors and patients.
SECRETARY GENERAL'S REPORT
Secretary General Anne Trimmer deconstructs the political atmosphere in 2015 and discusses some of the AMA's highest achievements.
Chair of the AMA Board Dr Elizabeth Feeney examines the strategic objectives of the AMA.
AMA FEDERAL COUNCIL
Meet AMA's Federal Council.
HEALTH SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA
Find out the latest figures on Australia's health spending and public health statistics.
BY THE NUMBERS
The latest AMA membership numbers and facts.
YEAR IN REVIEW
The AMA had a very busy year in 2015. Read about our political and policy activities in more detail.
Full Financial Report of AMA Limited and it's controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2015.
FINANCIAL REPORT NOTES
Financial Report notes for the 2015 year.
INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT
The Auditors unqualified Independent Audit Report.
AMA COMMITTEE REPORTS AND LISTS
The AMA’s Committees had an active year striving for better patient health, greater professional satisfaction and practice sustainability by developing new and updating old Position Statements, representing the AMA at Senate Inquiries and lobbying Government for health reforms.
PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT
During 2015, the Public Health section and the Secretariat worked to continue the AMA’s advocacy work. The Secretariat convened working groups to oversee the updating of a number of Position Statements to ensure the AMA’s public health positions reflect contemporary policies and practices.