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18 Dec 2018


AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, has written to Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King, requesting urgent examination of a disturbing national trend where obstetricians and GP-obstetricians are being pushed out of primary roles in the provision of maternity care.

Dr Bartone said the concerns were raised initially in November when rural hospitals in Western Australia started excluding GPs from providing maternity care, instead moving to midwife-led models of care.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

23 Jun 2017

A national plan for maternity services that was put together without consultation with GPs or obstetrician/gynaecologists has been scrapped, following strong opposition from the AMA.

Published: 23 Jun 2017