General Practice

Communications and Advocacy update: 2 December

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including violence and abuse against healthcare workers; achieving vax parity in ATSI communities and vaccine exemptions.

Communications and Advocacy update: 18 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including healthcare workers returning to work after overseas travel; Guides to Best Cancer Care now available; mapping behaviour support provision; and support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Post at your peril: A reminder to doctors about social media

With recent studies showing that almost a quarter of Australians rely on social media as their primary source of news, it is little wonder that the National Boards and Ahpra are sharpening their focus on health practitioner social media usage in the professional and personal sphere.

Communications and Advocacy update: 11 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including an update on support for surgeons in private practice, seeking GPs to participate in VEC focus group about voters with dementia, and a mental health workforce personnel survey.

Communications and Advocacy update: 4 November

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including an inquiry into support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds; an update on COVID-19 guidelines for IMEs regarding face-to-face interviews with workers; and rapid antigen self-tests.

Communications and Advocacy update: 28 October

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including COVID-19 booster vaccine approved by TGA; telehealth for hepatitis C treatment during COVID-19; and experiences of GPs in providing essential clinical services during the pandemic.

Private practice and unvaccinated patients

We have had many queries from members in private practice seeking greater certainty regarding whether they can decline to see unvaccinated patients in their clinics. AMA Victoria’s legal partner, Kennedys, has provided advice on this issue.

Communications and Advocacy update: 21 October

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including fit testing access for general practice, COVID-19 guidelines for IMEs regarding face-to-face interviews with workers and Mental Health Interim Regional Bodies.

Every doctor needs their own GP

Having your own GP means access to an independent and objective advisor who can guide you at times when you need it most. Particularly in times of high stress, having a trusted GP who understands the pressure you are under is an essential part of your survival toolkit.

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