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Have your say and join the fight

 

In recent years, successive governments have chipped away at the foundation of the health system in Queensland.

This has served to undermine the role of doctors who dedicate their lives to healing and treating the state’s sick and vulnerable. Too much emphasis has been placed on convenience rather than quality when it comes to patient care.

Nowhere has this been more evident that in the rise of role substitution, with an increasing number of other health practitioners empowered to perform tasks traditionally provided by qualified doctors.

24 JUN 2020

EOI - Senior Active Doctors’ Working Group members

 

The AMA Queensland Council has supported the establishment of a Senior Active Doctors’ working group.

The purpose of the senior active doctors working group is to develop a model of senior active doctor registration category for the Queensland Health Minister to consider, and develop a submission to the Queensland Health Minister seeking legislative change for the relevant registration category.

15 JUN 2020

Restarting of elective surgery and Surgery Connect contracts

 

With a spirit of cooperation and to continue advocating for a safe, fair return to elective surgery, AMA Queensland hosted its fourth webinar this week with Queensland Health and Queensland’s largest private hospital providers.

The webinar provided members with news of the latest developments in public-private negotiations as well as proposed timelines for the stepped reinstatement of elective surgeries.

22 MAY 2020