AMA President Family Doctor Week Press Club address

10 Jul 2019

AMA President Dr Tony Bartone will make the annual Family Doctor Week Press Club address on 24 July 2019. The title of his speech is 'Enough talking – time for action on long-term health policy vision'. Tickets are available here.

Dr Bartone will use the address to discuss the AMA’s vision for the future of Australia’s health system, with particular focus on general practice and the Minister for Health’s 10 year plan for primary health care.

The AMA’s Family Doctor Week will run from Sunday 21 July to Saturday 27 July. This year the theme is “Your family doctor and you: partnering for health”. AMA Family Doctor Week highlights the central role GPs play in serving the community and the wider health system. Local family doctors are vital in delivering high-quality holistic health care to Australia and deserve to be celebrated.

Events and activities leading up to and during Family Doctor Week will focus on the benefits of having a family doctor and how they partner with patients to help them lead healthier lives, avoid preventable illness, get the right care and improve health outcomes.

Follow all the action on twitter with #amafdw19 and on the Family Doctor Week 2019 website.