Smoke-free City of Vincent
A win for Public Health

The AMA (WA) congratulates the City of Vincent for formally endorsing its Public Health Plan 2020 - 2025 this week. The City will soon start developing some of the projects in the plan including, the smoke-free Town Centres project, healthy food and drinks project and the delivery of a public health communication plan for the City of Vincent to work towards the vision for "a healthy, happy and connected community for all".

The AMA (WA) wrote to the City of Vincent to strongly support its plan in September 2020. We believe that all Western Australians have a fundamental right to clean, safe and healthy environments. 



Nominations to the Maternal Mortality Committee

The Maternal Mortality Committee was established under Part XIIIA of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (WA) (the Act) and consists of nine members appointed by the Minister for Health. The Committee functions to consider maternal deaths in Western Australia, and to provide advice to guide medical practitioners, nurses and midwives in the future.

Two members of the Committee are to be general practitioners practising in the metropolitan area, and two members of the Committee are to be GPs having no less than five years' practice outside the metropolitan area.


Remuneration and allowances are available to eligible members for Committee activities.


The AMA (WA) is seeking nominations for the four vacant positions outlined above. The AMA (WA) Council will consider all nominations.


Please note: Nominees must be AMA (WA) members.

For more information, please contact



It's Awards Season

This year the AMA (WA) will once again honour the achievements of doctors in WA's health sector. Nominations for the 2020 AMA (WA) Awards are now open and below are details for two awards which will be presented in December 2020.


Nominations for the prestigious AMA (WA) Hippocrates Award are invited from all sectors of the medical profession. This award is to honour those who have made a significant contribution to medicine and it is expected that nominees will have demonstrated a tireless dedication to the service of others, their chosen field, or be pioneers in the health and medical research sector.


Last year, Professor John Newnham (pictured) was honoured for his successful work in reducing pre-term births, which attracted international recognition. He has since become Senior Australian of the Year 2020.


Nominations should be accompanied by adequate evidence of achievements or contributions to health and include the names of supporting referees. The winner is presented with a fine bronze bust of Hippocrates – “the Hippo”.

You can access a nomination form here. Nominations for the award will close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020.


The AMA (WA) Junior Doctor of the Year (Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award) recognises the significant and outstanding contributions of our doctors in training to the medical profession and the community in areas such as teaching and education, leadership and advocacy, doctors’ wellbeing and community service.


Last year, Dr Katrina Calvert (pictured) was the recipient of this award, which establishes a fitting legacy to the memory of Dr Camille Michener. The winner is presented with an award and $3,000 to go towards ongoing professional development.


You can access a nomination form here. Nominations for the award will close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Advance Care Planning - last chance to participate in survey

Here's your final opportunity to provide feedback on draft strategies for Advance Care Planning awareness raising, training and education consultation.


WA doctors are invited to help shape WA’s approach to Advance Care Planning education, training and awareness raising. WA Health is currently undertaking a consultation to allow comment on the development of high-level strategies to raise community awareness of Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Advance Health Directives (AHDs) and improve access to education and training opportunities in the community and amongst health professionals in WA.


Those interested in providing feedback are asked to complete a short survey, which is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey will close tonight (23 October) at 11:59pm.



AMA (WA) Patient Assisted Travel Scheme Survey

The AMA (WA) is asking rural and remote doctors to provide feedback on the operation of the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS). 


Doctors are invited to complete a short survey (five minutes) to provide feedback, which will be used to support improvements to the PATS service.



Medical Journal of Australia

Did you know AMA (WA) members get FREE access to the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) as a membership benefit? In the most recent edition of the MJA, articles include:

1. Repeat liver transplantation in children is justified.

2. New service for equity in preservation of fertility for young cancer patients.





AMA (WA) Intern Celebration
Don't Forget to REGISTER!

Calling all current interns and those starting in 2021...

Mark your calendars for the AMA (WA) end-of-year Intern Celebration. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your support and hard work in what has been a most unusual and challenging year for the medical profession.


Here’s a chance to catch up with colleagues and network with your peers in the hip environs of The Flour Factory.


Places are limited, so get in quick.


Free for AMA (WA) members

$60pp for non-members

Group Discount: Buy 3 tickets & get the 4th FREE



Summit Homes Group
Member Benefits

Mills Charters

Receive 15% off when you book a Whale Watching or Deep Sea Fishing trip.


AMA Financial Services

Receive a complimentary Wealth Report from AMA Financial Services. 


Various categories of benefits are available and these can be viewed online.



Income Protection changes effective 1 July 2021

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the regulator of Life companies in Australia. APRA has determined that the Income Protection polices currently available via financial advisers are too generous in their terms and conditions, with claims paid far exceeding the insurance premiums received over the past decade.


For this reason, the way that policies are offered to clients will change in the future. APRA will force insurers to stop offering these types of policies to new clients after 30 June 2021.


However, Income Protection policies in place before this date will be able to retain their coverage without any changes to the policy wording, until the policies expire (typically when you turn 65), assuming you retain the policy.



Medical & surgical products available from AMA Medical Products

Do you use reusable medical or surgical instruments?

You can buy any type, model and quality of instruments to suit the needs of your medical practice, day surgery, general practice, surgery or hospital direct from AMA Medical Products.


To view our full range of products, click the "View Product Range" button, or to place an order, contact us direct on (08) 9273 3022 or e-mail



Summit Developments

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Making conscious investment decisions can ensure your money, assets and family are protected for years to come.


After all, property has proven to be one of the most reliable forms of investment in Australia and is a long-term, financially secure investment.


Property investment requires the services of other like-minded professionals’ who specialise in this field, with a focus on maximising returns and helping investors reach their long-term wealth objectives.


The key to successful property development is leveraging the experience of a trusted partner.


Having developed over $650 million worth of successful developments, the Summit Developments team prides themselves on delivering the best value and quality development solutions for their clients.



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