AMA (WA) 2018 Elections – get involved
Healthcare continued to experience major stress during 2017 in terms of funding for services and access.
The AMA (WA) has seen an increase in anecdotal accounts of disengaged clinical staff, poor morale and concerns over the clinical impact of decisions made regarding the delivery of clinical services. Respondents to a survey designed to measure clinical engagement and the morale of senior doctors providing services at public hospitals in WA confirmed these accounts.
General Practice remains under constant pressure from poor Federal Government policy initiatives and from the State Government and its Area Health Services’ lack of support of GPs. These policy failures are putting greater pressure on the financial viability of a large proportion of private General Practice.
Salaried doctors and doctors in training also faced significant ongoing industrial and training concerns.
Private insurers continue to shift blame for poor products that are not a value proposition onto doctors, and continue looking at managed care/financial behavioural models to control private practitioners.
AMA (WA) members are once again urged to take a strong interest in the coming AMA (WA) elections, not only by voting, but by getting involved and nominating for a professional Special Interest Group. Members are urged to participate by becoming an active voice for the profession.
Attached below is a nomination form for the positions of Chairman of Special Interest Groups within the Division of Specialty Practice, and the Division of General Practice.
In addition, there are a number of positions within the Division of State Government Service. Nominations are now open, and must reach the AMA (WA) Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 6 March, 2018.
This is an opportunity to increase your involvement in the AMA (WA) and to assist in serving your fellow members.
To access the nomination form, please click here.