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13 Sep 2018

The AMA has helped broker the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) for many years.

The NTCER is intended to establish a fair and sustainable basis of employment between practices and GP registrars to support an appropriate education and training environment.

The NTCER is the result of negotiations and agreement between General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) and GP Supervisors Australia (GPSA), which have traditionally taken place every two years. The AMA has played the role of honest broker in these discussions.


Published: 13 Sep 2018

16 Aug 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Doorstop, Parliament House, Canberra, Thursday 16 August 2018

Subjects:  AIHW Report on out-of-pocket-costs

 


QUESTION:   Dr Bartone, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report today showing on one hand that the Government's [indistinct] bulk billing rates are at record high [indistinct] Australians are out-of-pocket. What's your take on this report?


Published: 16 Aug 2018

16 Aug 2018

Figures released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show the impact that several years of freezing Medicare patient rebates have had on the cost of providing health care, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

Dr Bartone, a GP, said that general practice remains a highly accessible part of the health system, with a relatively small number of patients delaying visits to a GP due to cost.

“However, the Medicare rebate has failed to keep up with the increasing costs of providing medical services,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 16 Aug 2018

28 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


With one in two Australians reported as having at least one chronic condition, it has never been more important to seek your family doctor’s help to coordinate your care, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone said today.

“Family Doctor Week is a time to highlight how your GP is here for you and your family, and management of chronic disease is an important part of your ongoing health care,” Dr Bartone, a GP in Melbourne, said.


Published: 28 Jul 2018

27 Jul 2018

FAMILY DOCTORS – HELPING YOU MAINTAIN THE AGE

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


Australians are living longer, and greater numbers are living to very high ages.


Published: 27 Jul 2018

26 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


General practice – the cornerstone of Australia’s healthcare system – is undergoing remarkable change to better meet patient needs, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

Marking AMA Family Doctor Week 2018, Dr Bartone said that technological advances and changing business practices are combining to improve the service to patients.


Published: 26 Jul 2018

24 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


During Family Doctor Week 2018, the AMA is sending a strong message that looking after our mental health is just as important as being physically healthy.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that family doctors play a central coordinating role in identifying and treating mental health concerns, and referring patients on to other specialists in the mental health care team when necessary.


Published: 24 Jul 2018

23 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


Local family doctors are the ideal source of information and clinical advice when couples are planning their first child or looking to extend the size of their family.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, a GP for 30 years in suburban Melbourne, said today that when people are planning, having, and raising children it is important that they have a trusted health professional with all the right skills and experience to provide reliable advice and support.


Published: 23 Jul 2018

22 Jul 2018

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


Family doctors play a critical role in reducing preventable disease in both children and adults, and AMA Family Doctor Week 2018 is an opportunity to remind people of the services their GP can provide, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

“Prevention is better than any cure, and you don’t have to be sick to pay a visit to your GP,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 22 Jul 2018

21 Jul 2018

RECOGNISING AUSTRALIA’S GPs

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 22- 28 July 2018

Your Family Doctor: Here for you


AMA Family Doctor Week, held from 22 to 28 July, is an opportunity to recognise the work and dedication of Australia’s 36,000 GPs, who tackle key health issues day in, day out.


Published: 21 Jul 2018

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