AMA (ACT) President's Message - Board of inquiry
I wanted to give you an update on where we are up to with our campaign for a Board of Inquiry to examine workplace culture and bullying in the ACT healthcare system.
On Sunday we held a joint media conference with ASMOF, supported by the VMOA, again calling for the establishment of a Board of Inquiry. We made this call to demonstrate that organised medicine stood together for the good of the healthcare system in the ACT.
My thanks to our colleagues at ASMOF and the VMOA for their support.
Protections for Staff
20 SEP 2018
Shining a light on our healthcare system
On Monday, the AMA (ACT) made a public call for an independent inquiry into workplace culture and bullying in the ACT Healthcare system. In our view, an independent inquiry is needed as a circuit breaker for the almost non-stop series of crises and complaints that have been coming out of the local health system over an extended period.
11 SEP 2018
AMA calls for judicial inquiry into workplace culture of ACT Health
The peak body for doctors in the ACT has called for the territory equivalent of a royal commission into the workplace culture of Canberra's health system, citing a "litany of missteps, maladministration, bullying complaints" over the past year.
10 SEP 2018
Greens Propose Changes to ACT Abortion Laws - (Canberra Doctor, July 2018)
Ms Caroline Le Couteur, an ACT Greens MLA, has put forward a private members bill to reform abortion law in the ACT. The Health (Improving Abortion Access) Amendment Bill 2018 is due to be debated by the ACT Legislative Assembly in September 2018.
In essence, the bill aims to make changes including:
5 SEP 2018
AMA (ACT) submission to the ACT inquiry into the sustainability of health funding
Submission by the AMA (ACT) Ltd to the Inquiry into Future Sustainability of Health Funding in the ACT.
To access a copy of the submission click on link below:
14 MAR 2018
Calls for EOIs from DIT to serve on Expert Advisory Council to Doctors' Health Services
Seeking expressions of interest from a Doctor in Training to serve on the Expert Advisory Council to Doctors' Health Services Pty Limited (DrHS).
Dear State & Territory AMA CDT Representatives and Trainee Representatives,
I am writing to invite nominations to the Expert Advisory Council to Doctors' Health Services Pty Limited (DrHS).
DrHS is a subsidiary company of the Australian Medical Association set up in 2015 to co-ordinate a national network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services. It is funded by the Medical Board of Australia.
14 MAR 2018
Call for EOIs for DIT on Doctors Health Board
Seeking expressions of interest from a Doctor in Training to serve on the Board of Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd
I am writing to you on behalf of AMA Limited to seek expressions of interest from doctor in training members who may be interested in appointment to the Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd Board.
14 MAR 2018
Feuding parents access to children’s medical records - (Canberra Doctor - September 2017)
You have been treating a married couple and their three children for several years, when suddenly the marriage becomes acrimonious and the couple file for divorce. Next thing you know, the father is demanding access to one of the children’s medical records. However, when pressed, he admits that he’s not the primary carer.
3 OCT 2017