Family Doctor Week 23-29 July 2017

20 Jul 2017

President of the AMA, Dr Michael Gannon, will be writing to all GPs ahead of the AMA's annual celebration of Australia’s hardworking and dedicated GPs. The theme for this year is Your family doctor: all about you, sending a strong message to the community that the care provided by GPs is tailored to the individual needs of every patient.

During the week there will be daily media releases highlighting the importance and highly skilled work of GPs.

The AMA, with support of our event partners AGPAL and Tonic Health Media, have produced a short video focused on healthier habits to reduce the risk factors that contribute to poorer health. This will be broadcast throughout the week in practices subscribing to Tonic Health Media. All others are welcome to download it and include on their waiting room TV feeds or to embed it on their website.

A number of other Family Doctor Week videos showcasing the important role of GPs and of having a GP are also available for you to view and share on social media. Several members of parliament have contributed to share their own stories about the importance of their GP.

We have produced some resources to help you celebrate Family Doctor Week with us. These include:

  • a poster that can be downloaded for display on your practice website or in your practice rooms;
  • the Family Doctor Week Logo, which includes this year’s theme. It can be downloaded and added to your signature block (and hyperlinked to https://ama.com.au/family-doctor-week-2017), website, or printed on your prescriptions for the week to help promote the event;
  • and the AMA Family Doctor Week logo, which is available for members to download and use to proudly identify themselves as an AMA Family Doctor.

All these are available from https://ama.com.au/family-doctor-week-2017.

Join us in celebrating your special week and take a picture of you and your team with the Family Doctor Week poster. You can tweet it with the hashtag #amafdw17, post it on Facebook (mention GenPra Generalpractice) or email us at gpnn@ama.com.au.