The country GP: the key ingredient to rural health | AMA WA18Nov2019I always talk about how General Practice is at the centre of our healthcare system. On the morning of writing this, I attended an AMA (WA) breakfast meeting, which was addressed by the Chair of the MBS Taskforce, Professor Bruce …
Communities driving change in the Kimberley | AMA WA13Nov2019The Australian Government’s National Suicide Prevention Trials are an opportunity to try new ways of doing things to build capacity in the community around suicide prevention and to ultimately reduce the rate of suicide.
Flashpoint WA on 711Nov2019In case you missed it: This episode of Flashpoint looked at access to medicinal cannabis for the seriously ill. Health minister Roger Cook also made a major announcement that’s set to impact the lives of many West Australians.
Drawing connections | AMA WA11Nov2019Indigenous leadership and self-determination are key to reducing high rates of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The real cost of medical tourism | AMA WA07Nov2019As a plastic surgeon, it has always fascinated me why a patient would consider going overseas to undertake a breast augmentation and then sit by a pool they can’t swim in (due to the risk of infection) while looking longingly at that pina colada (which may not rest well with the Endone).
Mental health ED crisis worsens | AMA WA06Nov2019Despite Health Minister Roger Cook planning to enforce a strict “memo to minister” system, making it mandatory for hospitals to tell him if a patient has been held in emergency for 24 hours.
Congratulations to John Flint from 02Nov2011Congratulations to John Flint from The Sunday Times (pictured here with Dr Bennie Ng, AMA (WA) CEO) for taking out the Health/Medical Report at the #wamediaawards
Australian Medical Association30Oct2019The Private Health Insurance sector in Australia is on the precipice. Australians need affordable, transparent, and appropriate private health insurance.