GP Network News
GP Network News is a weekly publication for general practitioners designed to keep them up to date on developments affecting their profession.
20 May 2011
GP Mental Health Treatment PlansThe AMA has continued its opposition to the decision in the Federal Budget to slash GP Mental Health Treatment Plan items under...
13 May 2011
New AMA President to be elected unopposedAMA Vice President, Dr Steve Hambleton, will be elected unopposed as President later this month. Dr Hambleton, a GP...
29 Apr 2011
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Senate InquiryThe AMA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the AHPRA said that the transition had...
21 Apr 2011
Role of the DoctorThe AMA recently released a new Position Statement on the Role of the Doctor.The AMA President, Dr Andrew Pesce, said that at a time of...
15 Apr 2011
Testing for Vitamin D deficiencyDr Brian Morton, Chair, AMA Council of General Practice, in the upcoming edition of Australian Medicine discusses the evidence...
08 Apr 2011
Online claiming of Medicare benefits now available for patientsPatients can now claim online for some medical visits to their doctor. This announcement was...
01 Apr 2011
Professional Services Review (PSR)The AMA has been working with the PSR and the Department of Health and Ageing to address concerns about the lack of...
25 Mar 2011
Medicare LocalsAt its meeting last week the AMA Federal Council voted to oppose the establishment of Medicare Locals and called on the Federal Government to...
18 Mar 2011
AMA seeks Minister’s response on Non VR RebatesThe AMA has written to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Ms Nicola Roxon, again on the issue of non VR...