In the Media
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has recognised the outstanding service and medical leadership shown by the state Chief Health Officers and Commonwealth Chief Medical Officers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) highest award, the Gold Medal, has this year been awarded to Laureate Professor Nick Talley in recognition of his outstanding services to medicine, including publishing the Medical Journal of Aust
The President's Message
If ever there has been a time for a clear message, this past week might be it, with confusion about vaccines and intense public interest.
Advocacy & Policy
The AMA has made a submission in response to the Disability Support (DSP) Impairment Tables Review Issues Paper, arguing that a GP diagnosis of a mental health or psychological condition should not need to be corroborated by a third party.
The AMA has lodged a third submission with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), opposing the Authorisation sought by Honeysuckle Health and nib to form a buying group to represent private health funds in negotiations with providers and expand its clinical partners program.
AMA submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration – Proposed refinements to the regulation of personalised medical devices
In this submission, the AMA recognises new challenges the TGA faces relating to a rapid increase in innovative technologies that mean new professions can be defined as manufacturers of medical devices.
The AMA can now confirm that all doctors who fall within one of the below cohorts are assured no-disadvantage because of the issues that arose during the early implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program (the Program) in 2020: