Public Health

#305 Urgent action required for elective surgery

AMA Victoria has written to the State Health Minister relaying our concerns about the continued pause to planned elective surgery. We are seeking to discuss sensible and proportionate measures that could be taken to recommence elective surgery from tomorrow.

#303 Spread the vaccination word with cancer patients

Australians with cancer are being urged to get vaccinated, following new research analysis which reveals one in four people with cancer who contract COVID-19 die from the virus. Medical professionals have a key role to play in encouraging patients to get vaccinated.

The 2021 Hospital Health Check

The Hospital Health Check quantifies issues experienced by Victorian trainees working in the public hospital system. The survey helps AMA Victoria identify workplace and cultural issues within public hospitals across the state. It also provides a way for AMA Victoria to monitor progress and improvements made by health services.

#298 Health a strong focus in State Budget

On the morning of Thursday 20 May, AMA Victoria was afforded the opportunity to take part in this year’s budget ‘lockup’ (or, in the Government’s terms, “Special Interest Group briefing”). This was a useful opportunity to hear firsthand from State Ministers an outline of the key elements of the 2021-22 Victorian State Budget, and to comb through its voluminous contents a few hours before the general public.

#283 2021 NIP influenza vaccination program

The Federal Department of Health has written to AMA Victoria to provide information on arrangements for influenza vaccination under the National Immunisation Program in 2021.

Victorian Doctors Class Action

Doctors-in-training across Victoria have come together to file class actions against the state’s health services for systemic and widespread underpayment of wages.

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