Advocacy

AMA Queensland undertakes advocacy by working with government, health care providers and other stakeholders to advocate on behalf of doctors for a better health system for all Queenslanders. 

In 2019, this included advocacy:

  • against non-medical practitioners prescribing of S4 and S8 medications
  • to address the misuse of opioids
  • to provide better support for doctors with disabilities
  • to reintroduce fluoride into the Queensland water supply
  • against the introduction of a pharmacy prescribing trial in Queensland
  • to reduce the level of overtime worked by doctors in public hospitals and strategies to further reduce the level of assaults, bullying and sexual harassment in public hospitals
  • to address sustainability in hospitals and health care settings
  • in favour of a model of maternity care where doctors with obstetric training lead a team approach.

AMA Queensland's Health Vision 2 - Beyond 2020

AMA Queensland's Health Vision focuses on the health priorities that Queensland needs now to address the next decade's most pressing health matters. You can provide feedback to AMA Queensland about this document on the Queensland Doctors' Community platform.

Committees

The majority of AMA Queensland's policy work is derived by our committees and working groups including general practice, scope of practice, Doctors in Training, Doctors with Disabilities, Maternity services, Monitored Medicines, Aged Care, End of Life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying. Our committees and working groups develop policy items for approval by AMA Queensland Council.