Be the face of AMA Family Doctor Week 2014 in your local area

5 Jun 2014

The AMA is inviting interested GP members to volunteer to be the face of Family Doctor Week in their local area. The theme for this year’s Family Doctor Week (FDW), to be held from 21-26 July, is Your Family Doctor: Keeping you Healthy. A poster for display in practice reception areas, GP rooms and practice websites is now available.

If you are interested all it will involve is a willingness to speak to your local media, if contacted, about the importance of preventative health and the role of the family doctor. The AMA will provide you with relevant information and speaking material to draw upon.

In line with this year’s theme, the AMA will be promoting the vital role family doctors play in keeping the community healthy, particularly through the ongoing and trusted relationship they have with their patients. FDW will help to raise awareness in members of the community that their family doctor is the only person medically qualified to prepare a preventative health screening program for them that takes account of their family history and individual health risk factors.

If you would like to help promote the unique and important role of the family doctor in your local community, or would like further information about doing so, please contact Michelle Grybaitis at mgrybaitis@ama.com.au or by telephone on (02) 6270 5496.

AMA Family Doctor Week 2014 poster and more information.