Public Health

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.

Urgent action required on elective surgery

AMA Victoria has written to the Victorian Government to call for the full 100 per cent resumption of elective surgery throughout the state (with limited exceptions). This call comes after strong and consistent advice we have received from members.

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.

Financial support for surgeons and anaesthetists in private practice

AMA Victoria has written to the Victorian Government in support of surgeons and anaesthetists in private practice who have had their ability to work curtailed, as a consequence of recent directions resulting in the suspension of most privately performed elective surgery.

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