News

AMA Queensland Scorecard Q2

 

The AMA Queensland Scorecard outlines our key achievements and results delivered in the second quarter of 2021. It provides a visual overview of our extensive work to advance and improve the medical profession in Queensland and support doctors in the delivery of exemplary health care for the community.

26 JUL 2021

AMA puts Capricorn health issues in the spotlight

 

A chronic shortage of GPs, specialists and registrars in Central Queensland will be high on the agenda when AMA Queensland President Chris Perry meets Rockhampton doctors tomorrow [Fri 23 July].

Professor Perry said regional healthcare providers were facing growing challenges, with practices closing and doctors retiring.

“The ongoing shortage of medical professionals is exacerbated by Australia’s closed borders because overseas-trained doctors can’t fill any vacant positions,” he said.

23 JUL 2021

AMA Queensland VMO Committee

 

AMA Queensland has reactivated the Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Committee as of August 2020. The purpose of the VMO Committee is to determine issues relevant to VMO members and to:

a) report to AMA Queensland Council regarding those issues

b) report to AMA Queensland Board regarding those issues

9 JUL 2021

GPs demand better protection from virulent Delta strain

 

General Practitioners across Queensland are facing a dangerous shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to shield practice staff and patients from the Delta variant of COVID-19.

During the pandemic, GPs have been supplied with PPE through the Federal Government’s Primary Health Networks (PHN) but practice owner and Chair of AMA Queensland’s Council of General Practice Dr Maria Boulton said doctors and clinic staff were not being supplied with enough N95/P2 masks to ensure their protection.

2 JUL 2021

President and CEO Update - June

Professor Chris Perry OAM, AMA Queensland President and Dr Brett Dale, CEO

June has seen us responding to the Queensland State Budget and highlighting the wins and gaps for health in the state. While we are on the cusp of potential COVID restrictions, we cannot forget that June also saw an escalation in media attention for emergency department ramping and access block as well as major changes to COVID-19 vaccinations. Read our June update to learn more about the advocacy we have conducted for members this month.

28 JUN 2021