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The value of GP AMA Membership

Being a member of the AMA helps ensure GPs can get on with their work looking after patients knowing that their own interests are being cared for, according to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton. In two videos highlighting the value of AMA membership for GPs, Dr Hambleton says the organisation can look after his interests while he is busy tending to patients.

02 Sep 2012

Being a member of the AMA helps ensure GPs can get on with their work looking after patients knowing that their own interests are being cared for, according to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton.

In two videos highlighting the value of AMA membership for GPs, Dr Hambleton says the organisation can look after his interests while he is busy tending to patients.

“AMA is the leading voice for general practice,” Dr Hambleton says.

“The AMA in the only independent voice, independently funded organisation that looks out for the interests of GPs.”

As part of its advocacy on behalf of GPs, the AMA is currently working with  governments on key policy issues including:

  • improving care for patients with complex and chronic disease. The AMA plan would see red tape slashed and reward for pro-active quality care;
  • encouraging support and training for the next generation of GPs. The AMA is pushing for infrastructure grants to improve training facilities and more funding to support supervisors; 
  • working to restore funding for GP rebates for mental health;
  • getting the Government to go back to the drawing board on Medicare Locals and ensure that GPs at the centre of coordinated primary health care;
  • assisting GPs to move away from bulk-billing and to charge a fee that reflects their true practice costs and professional worth.

The videos can be viewed at http://youtu.be/0pdC4myw6sE and http://youtu.be/TxUkcIhPO7c


Published: 02 Sep 2012