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23 Dec 2014

 

The AMA is today urging Australians to use holiday time with family to talk about their wishes for organ and tissue donation.

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, said as people come together with family to celebrate the festive season, it’s worth setting aside a few minutes to discuss wishes for organ and tissue donation.

“Organ donation is a brave and generous act that can save and improve the quality of life for many people,” A/Prof Owler said.

“It is the gift that keeps on giving in so many ways.


Published: 23 Dec 2014

AMA welcomes new Health Minister Sussan Ley

21 Dec 2014

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today welcomed the appointment of the Hon Sussan Ley as Minister for Health, saying the AMA looks forward to inclusive debate about major health reform, and robust discussions on the Government’s Medicare and co-payment proposals.

A/Prof Owler said Minister Ley has served across a range of portfolios over a decade, and will have significant policy influence as a member of Cabinet.


Published: 21 Dec 2014

18 Dec 2014

Transcript: AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, Doorstop, Parliament House, Canberra,

18 December 2014

Subject: GP co-payment

BRIAN OWLER: Alright, well thank you everyone for coming out this morning. I want to talk about two issues on behalf of the AMA. The first one is obviously around the new GP co-payment proposal, and the second thing I wanted to talk about was road safety over the Christmas period.


Published: 18 Dec 2014

18 Dec 2014

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today urged all Australians to take special care on the nation’s roads this holiday season to reduce the risk of car and other vehicle accidents.

A/Prof Owler, a Sydney neurosurgeon who regularly operates on the victims of road carnage, said there had been a remarkable reduction in national annual road fatalities over the last ten years – down by 25 per cent since 2003 – but too many lives are still being lost or harmed because of carelessness on our roads.


Published: 18 Dec 2014

AMA scholarship winners among latest group of Indigenous medical graduates

17 Dec 2014

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today congratulated all Indigenous medical graduates around the country, with special mention to Murray Haar and Gemma Johnston, both recipients of the AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

A/Prof Owler said the AMA is very proud of Murray and Gemma’s achievements, which will inspire more Indigenous students to pursue a career in medicine.

“The AMA hopes that Murray and Gemma’s success will lead to more Indigenous medical students applying for the 2015 AMA Scholarship,” A/Prof Owler said.


Published: 17 Dec 2014

15 Dec 2014

 

The AMA is pleased to advise that formal agreement has been reached between General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) and General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) on the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) for the 2015 and 2016 GP training years.

The NTCER applies to GP Registrars in the Australian General Practice Training Program, and the AMA traditionally helps broker the agreement every two years.


Published: 15 Dec 2014

Call centre triage no substitute for quality general practice services

11 Dec 2014

AMA Position Statement on Call Centre Triage and Advice Services - 2004 (Revised 2014)

The AMA today released its revised Position Statement on Call Centre Triage and Advice Services - 2004 (Revised 2014).

The Position Statement reflects changes that have occurred over the last decade, including the establishment of Government-run national call centre triage services, and incorporates current data and research.


Published: 11 Dec 2014

Government’s new co-payment model a ‘mixed bag’

09 Dec 2014

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, said today that the Government’s reworked co-payment model is a mixed bag, with welcome exemptions for vulnerable patients but concerns remain about cuts to the Medicare patient rebate.

A/Prof Owler said the AMA has been calling for protection for the poor, the elderly, the chronically ill, and Indigenous Australians – and this has been delivered with the new co-payment model.


Published: 09 Dec 2014

09 Dec 2014

MEDIA ALERT - DOORSTOP

 

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis will hold a doorstop today at Treasury Place in Melbourne.

 

Time:               5:20pm

Date:               Tuesday 9 December 2014

Venue:             Treasury Place

 


9 December 2014

 


Published: 09 Dec 2014

09 Dec 2014

The AMA welcomes the reinstatement of the ‘Health Star Rating’ website by the Assistant Health Minister, Fiona Nash.

AMA Vice President, Dr Stephen Parnis, said today that the website is an important part of a broader strategy to help people make healthier food choices and lead healthier lives.

Dr Parnis said educating people about what is in the food and drink they consume is crucial in Australia’s efforts to reduce the alarming rates of obesity and overweight in the community.


Published: 09 Dec 2014

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