Media information brief December 2017 For media seeking commentary on health issues. Please note change of contact
The AMA is the peak advocacy body for Tasmanian doctors and aims to improve working environments and conditions, promote strong ethical values, maintain the independence of the doctor/patient relationship, as well as contribute to the development of the best possible health system for all Australians.
The AMA seeks to inform and educate the community on health matters and influence government policy on key public health issues to improve the health of the community.
Dr Stuart Day is the President of AMA Tasmania and is available to comment on topical health issues in the state. In addition, the AMA has access to a wide range of members with areas of expertise within the industry who are available to comment on specific topics.
For more information about AMA Tasmania visit www.amatas.com.au.
WHO: AMA Tasmania President Dr Stuart Day
AMA Tasmania spokespeople on specific health topics
WHAT: Commentary on all things health-related, including (but not
Doctors and GPs, including the retention of interns and junior doctors
Funding for health
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical research and training
Hospitals in Tasmania
Public health issues
Private health in Tasmania
Regional health issues in Tasmania
Effects of illicit drugs
Physician assisted suicide
General health topics affecting the wider community.
CONTACT: Tony Steven, AMA Tasmania
Phone: 0409 219 368 or (03) 6223 2047