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.
#304 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: reducing the TAC administrative burden on GPs, and meeting with the Rural Doctors Association of Victoria.
#255 Victoria's new Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030
The Victorian Government has launched a ten-year plan that aims to halve road deaths by 2030.
#158 Forging a future for rural specialty training pathways
"The community feel, support from rural staff and magnitude of hands-on learning experiences are just some of the reasons why I have absolutely loved studying rurally."
Solving the regional and rural workforce problem requires different policies for different career stages.
Government delivers good budget for rural health
“The 2016-17 Victorian Budget is a good budget for rural health. The Government has announced $200m for a Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which will lead to vast improvements to the state’s regional and rural health services” AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone, said this afternoon.
The proposed new medical school by Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities must not go ahead
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) strongly opposes moves by Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities to establish another medical school, as there are not enough junior doctor training positions to meet the current cohort. More medical students will lead to more unemployed junior doctors in Australia.