Medical Workforce

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.

Welcome to all new intern doctors

Interns, congratulations on completing O-Week. AMA Victoria looks forward to supporting you as you commence as an intern and as you progress through the year. We are here for you whenever you need advice, assistance, targeted coaching and wellbeing support.

Doctors with disabilities – leading the way for change

This Friday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The theme for 2021 is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.

Kindness in healthcare

While random acts of kindness have their place, in order to change culture in a workplace, including healthcare settings, kindness must be part of the ethos and influence every interaction.

Communications and advocacy update: 13 October

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including booster/third doses of COVID vaccine for Group 1A high-risk workers, urgent measures to support Victoria’s healthcare workers, and Schedule 8 permit requirements for Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis.

#329 Communications and Advocacy update

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including our response to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act and authorising additional surge workforce to participate in Victoria's COVID-19 vaccination program.

#318 Protecting, promoting and improving health for the whole community

The new document Public Health Physicians: Protecting, Promoting and Improving Health for the Whole Community articulates the value of public health physicians to the contemporary public health workforce and promotes their capacity to contribute to the broader health system.

#311 Communications and Advocacy update

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria’s Communications and Advocacy team is working on for our members, including an update on the acute health system crisis and a call for feedback on drug checking and an early warning network.

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