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GPs to play key role in COVID vaccinations

We welcome the Federal Government’s announcement that GPs will play a key role in COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia.

AMA Queensland, along with the AMA, have been lobbying government for several months and are delighted by this positive result for both our members and the safety of our community.

15 JAN 2021

AMA Queensland statement on Greater Brisbane lockdown

 

MEDIA RELEASE
8 January 2021

Professor Chris Perry, AMA Queensland President:

“Doctors welcome the three-day lockdown across Greater Brisbane and urge everyone in the relevant areas to stay at home or wear a mask if you absolutely must be in public spaces.

To stop the virus spreading, we need people to get tested and stop moving around.

If you urgently need to see your doctor, please limit the number of people attending the appointment, wash your hands with soap and wear a mask.

11 JAN 2021

Doctors warn against Russian roulette with vaccine

MEDIA RELEASE

Patient safety must take priority over convenience when it comes to delivering the COVID-19 vaccines, according to Queensland’s peak medical group.

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Queensland President Professor Chris Perry said General Practices were the safest and most sensible locations for vaccine delivery.

9 DEC 2020

2021 membership renewal now due


It's that time of the year again...AMA Queensland members are invited to renew their membership for 2021.

Given the ongoing disruption from COVID-19, AMA Queensland has frozen its membership fees for 2021 to help ease the financial burden on our members and further support you to continue practicing.

Check your email for you 2021 renewal notices with instructions on the easiest ways to renew including an Express Renewal link requiring only your surname and postcode along with the credit card details that you wish to pay with.

9 NOV 2020

Voluntary Assisted Dying in Qld - Member feedback sought

 

AMA Queensland  has developed a 5-minute survey to seek the advice and input from members about the development of the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation in Queensland.

Your input will guide the development of the submission which AMA Queensland will send to the Queensland Law Reform Commission by the due date of 27 November 2020. 

The survey closes on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 12am.

All AMAQ members would have received an email with a link to the survey.

6 NOV 2020

NEW AMA QUEENSLAND CEO

The AMA Queensland Board has appointed Dr Brett Dale (PhD) as the next AMA Queensland Chief Executive Officer.

Brett comes highly qualified to lead AMA Queensland with 20 years’ leadership experience in health, education and government relations.

He has successfully transformed cultures, high performance teams, business reputations and balance sheets across the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Brett is currently the Group Chief Executive of MTA Queensland, a member-based organisation representing 15,500 businesses that employ in excess of 90,000 staff.

27 OCT 2020

Christmas Closure

The AMA Queensland offices will close at 4pm Wednesday 23 December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4 January 2021.

We wish all our members a safe, happy and healthy festive season and look forward to continuing to work hard for the medical profession in Queensland in 2021.

 

7 DEC 2020

New AMA Queensland CEO eyes innovation and diversity

 

Former Army medic and corporate leader Dr Brett Dale has commenced as Chief Executive Officer
at AMA Queensland.

Though new to the AMA, Dr Dale has spent decades working in health and advocacy, with
extensive experience leading health, education, training and membership organisations.

Dr Dale said he was keen to grow AMA Queensland by putting members front and centre.

30 NOV 2020

Junior doctors reveal fear mistakes from exhaustion, survey shows

 

Nearly half of Queensland’s trainee doctors are worried they will make a clinical mistake because they are exhausted from working excessively long hours, according to the latest AMA Queensland public hospital report card.

The 2020 Resident Hospital Health Check (RHHC), which compares employment conditions at public hospitals across the state, surveyed 730 interns, house officers and other junior doctors.

28 OCT 2020