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11 Apr 2017

More work needs to be done to educate patients about the My Health Record program, with only 147 of the one million people taking part in an opt-out trial setting up a PIN number to protect their information, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says.


Published: 11 Apr 2017

06 Apr 2017

Online doctor consultations may be convenient, but they cannot replace the face-to-face relationship between a doctor and a patient, AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone says.


Published: 06 Apr 2017

12 Jan 2017
AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, talks to Sky News about the AMA's call for general practice funding to be increased to 10 per cent of the overall health budget, and about the upcoming Federal budget. He also says that the Prime Minister needs to make a decision as soon as possible about the future of Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Published: 12 Jan 2017

12 Jan 2017
GP services account for just 8 per cent of Commonwealth health spending, and GP-specific research projects attract just 2 per cent of total NHMRC grants funding. The AMA is calling for targets to bring funding to GPs in line with their increasing workload, and their importance to the health system.

Published: 12 Jan 2017

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon - WIN News - Family Doctor Week

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

Dr Bartone - 5AA - Diabetes Glucose Strips

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone discusses changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme. Dr Bartone said people with type 2 diabetes not using insulin will receive an initial six month supply of subsidised blood glucose test strips under the NDSS. After six months, they will only be eligible for further access to subsidised test strips if their doctor or other authorised health professional considers it clinically necessary to use test strips.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone discusses changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme. Dr Bartone said people with type 2 diabetes not using insulin will receive an initial six month supply of subsidised blood glucose test strips under the NDSS. After six months, they will only be eligible for further access to subsidised test strips if their doctor or other authorised health professional considers it clinically necessary to use test strips.

Dr Bartone, 3AW - GPs and children health

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.