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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

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

We are medicine and We are human

 

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October and to highlight the importance of clinician wellness, the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) is launching a campaign to share stories amongst junior doctors and reduce the stigma attached to discussing burnout and mental ill health within our profession.

25 SEP 2020

Register Now! Women in Medicine Breakfast 2020

 

When: Thursday 15 October 2020, 7am - 9am

Where: Victoria Park Golf Club, 309 Herston Road, Herston

Who should attend: General Practitioners, Specialists, Allied Health Professional, Practice Managers, Practice Office Staff

 

It’s so nice to be together again.

This pandemic has caused heightened stress, anxiety and mental health issues across Australia and the world – especially for health workers.

10 SEP 2020

Rural maternity cuts put communities at risk

 

06.09.2020

Rural maternity cuts put communities at risk

Two-thirds of Queensland doctors believe the State Government’s push to shrink rural and regional maternity services is having an extremely dangerous or catastrophic effect on health care in country communities.

10 SEP 2020

AMA Queensland partners with Audi Australia

 

AMA Queensland has partnered with Audi Australia, who offer members exclusive access to the Audi Corporate Program, just in time to reserve the new Audi A6.

More info on the Audi Corporate Program click here.

Plus, by using the convenient and seamless Audi online reservation tool, you can reserve your Audi A6 Sedan from the comfort of your home - and Audi will add some generous inclusions:

4 SEP 2020

AMAQ survey reveals doctors ignored and patients at risk

 

Queensland doctors say their advice is being ignored in the public health system and patients are being placed at risk, a new Australian Medical Association (AMA) Queensland survey has revealed.

AMA Queensland polled 700 doctors across the state in the past month to get their views about patient care delivery in the public health system in the lead up to the state election in October.

AMA Queensland Vice President Dr Bav Manoharan said only three per cent of doctors surveyed believed the State Government is making sound medical decisions regarding patient care.

3 SEP 2020

AMA Queensland calls for urgent fix to PPE supply chain

 

25.08.2020

Doctors call for urgent fix to PPE supply chain

GPs are urging federal and state governments to fix the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) with many medical clinics unable to afford the thousands of dollars for masks and gowns to keep themselves, their patients and their staff safe.

25 AUG 2020