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The Federal AMA, AMA Queensland (AMAQ), and other doctor groups welcome the decision of Queensland Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, to enter into a ‘new dialogue’ with the medical profession to resolve the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) contract crisis that threatens to cripple Queensland health services.
Mr Springborg and Assistant Minister for Health, Dr Chris Davis, met last night with Federal AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, AMAQ President-elect, Dr Shaun Rudd, and SMO leader, Professor John Fraser.
Dr Hambleton said the meeting was productive.
Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women
Launch of the Australian Medical Association’s position statement Women’s Health 2014
My thanks to Dr Hambleton for inviting me to be here today.
I am delighted to be here, and co-launching with Senator Nova Peris, the AMA’s women’s health position statement.
We all know that women and men experience different health issues.
The AMA(SA) provided all members of the SA Parliament with a copy of its Key Priorities for Health: 2014 and Beyond in the lead-up to the March 2014 state election. The Australian Greens SA, represented by Mark Parnell MLC and Tammy Franks MLC provided the below response.
11 February 2014, President's Email to Members
As the 2014 South Australian election approaches, the Australian Medical Association (SA) is highlighting some of the key areas and priorities that will need to be addressed to improve our health system and meet the needs in our community in 2014 and beyond.
February medicSA, Cover Feature
As the 2014 South Australian election approaches, the AMA(SA) is highlighting some of the key areas and priorities that will need to be addressed to improve our health system and meet the needs in our community in 2014 and beyond.