Public Health

Communications and advocacy update: 2 June

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including email and fax transmission of paper prescriptions, influenza vaccination enhancement grants and reimbursement program for primary care.

The dangers of accessing health records without consent

Electronic medical records are now the norm in most hospitals and medical practices. There are undoubtedly many benefits, enabling health practitioners to work more efficiently and provide care to patients with less delay.

Communications and Advocacy Update: 14 April

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including a Review of WorkSafe Victoria’s management of complex workers’ compensation claims and Hospital visitors in Victoria.

Communications and advocacy update: 10 March

Here's an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including clarification on face covering and QR code check-in requirements for medical practices; an independent review of the regulation of health practitioners in cosmetic surgery; and an invitation to participate in stigma reduction research.

Communications and Advocacy update: 3 February

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including the elective surgery suspension and workplace issues at Goulburn Valley Health.

Communications and advocacy update: 27 January

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including media and advocacy highlights, workplace culture issues at Goulburn Valley Health and new training modules on end of life law for doctors.

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.

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