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14 Nov 2017

New ABS figures show that Australian patients are satisfied with their GPs.


Published: 14 Nov 2017

29 Jul 2017

Almost nine in 10 Australians over the age of 65 have at least one chronic illness, making their relationship with their family doctor a vital one, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today.

On the final day of Family Doctor Week 2017, Dr Gannon said that the week’s theme, “Your Family Doctor: all about you”, was especially true of the role GPs played in the lives of older patients.


Published: 29 Jul 2017

28 Jul 2017

 AMA President Dr Michael Gannon recognises family doctors help to keep people out of hospital, but conserve precious health resources.


Published: 28 Jul 2017

26 Jul 2017

AMA's Family Doctor Week recognises that GPs are central to good maternal health during pre-conception and pregnancy.


Published: 26 Jul 2017

23 Jul 2017

AMA Family Doctor Week aims to encourage Australians to live a longer and healthier life by eliminating risky health habits. The best advice is available from your local GP.


Published: 23 Jul 2017

23 Jul 2017

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon launches AMA's Family Doctor Week by paying tribute to GPs, the cornerstone of quality health care in Australia.


Published: 23 Jul 2017

07 Jul 2017

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that the decision by Sonic Healthcare to withdraw from pharmacy-based screening programs was in the best interests of patients.

Dr Gannon said the pharmacy pathology model is wrong on many levels.

“The primary health care system in Australia is built on a medical model of life-long continuity of care, preferably with a usual GP or general practice. This is the model being championed by the Government with its Health Care Homes trial.


Published: 07 Jul 2017