General Practice

Communications and Advocacy update: 20 January

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including a more nuanced and considered approach to elective surgery, access to RATs for General Practice, Paediatric nutrition education and provider research.

Communications and Advocacy update: 15 December

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including resumption of elective surgery; impact of public-in-private work; escalating violence against healthcare workers; marginalisation of the medical model in mental health reform; and lack of direction provided by the State Government to private medical practitioners.

Communications and Advocacy update: 9 December

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including private practice and unvaccinated patients; Optimal Care Pathway for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer; and our 2022 State Budget Submission and Victorian State Election Working Group.

Communications and Advocacy update: 2 December

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including requirements for hospital workers returning from international travel; violence and abuse against healthcare workers; achieving vax parity in ATSI communities and vaccine exemptions.

Communications and Advocacy update: 18 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including healthcare workers returning to work after overseas travel; Guides to Best Cancer Care now available; mapping behaviour support provision; and support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Post at your peril: A reminder to doctors about social media

With recent studies showing that almost a quarter of Australians rely on social media as their primary source of news, it is little wonder that the National Boards and Ahpra are sharpening their focus on health practitioner social media usage in the professional and personal sphere.

Communications and Advocacy update: 11 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including an update on support for surgeons in private practice, seeking GPs to participate in VEC focus group about voters with dementia, and a mental health workforce personnel survey.

Communications and Advocacy update: 4 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including an inquiry into support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds; an update on COVID-19 guidelines for IMEs regarding face-to-face interviews with workers; and rapid antigen self-tests.

Communications and Advocacy update: 28 October

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including COVID-19 booster vaccine approved by TGA; telehealth for hepatitis C treatment during COVID-19; and experiences of GPs in providing essential clinical services during the pandemic.

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