AMA Tasmania welcomes agreement with the State Government on doctors salaries and conditions
AMA Tasmania is pleased to have reached an agreement with the State Government on a three-year wages agreement for Salaried Medical Practitioners working in the public system.
Lead negotiator Dr Michael Lumsden-Steel said that doctors were appreciative of the government’s offer in these uncertain economic times.
9 JUL 2020
Independent review into the North West COVID-19 outbreak
AMA Tasmania President Professor John Burgess welcomes today's release by the Tasmanian Government of the draft Terms of Reference for the Independent Review into the North West COVID-19 outbreak.
24 JUN 2020
Don't self-diagnose this flu season and get tested for COVID-19, says AMA Tasmania boss
As cold and flu season fast approaches, AMA Tasmania is urging Tasmanians not to ‘self-diagnose’ their symptoms and get tested for COVID-19. In 1 in 5 cases of COVID-19, patients are essentially asymptomatic, so what may seem like a normal cold, could in fact be coronavirus.
Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss this and update on the current COVID-19 situation.
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15 JUN 2020
Dr Jenny Misson, GP and AMA Spokesperson
The AMA is committed to providing expert advice and opinions on this ever-evolving health crisis.
Dr Jenny Misson gives an update on Covid-19 In Tasmania - Jimmy & Nath - Hit Hobart. We only have one more active case of Covid-19 in Tasmania - so what happens next?
12 JUN 2020
It makes sense to stay the line
Pre COVID 19 the State Governments 2019‑20 budget projected investment in infrastructure including hospitals and health was $352.6 million, providing over $90 million to deliver Stage 2 of the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, including $63 million in new funding.
4 JUN 2020
AMA President reminds Tasmanians to remain vigilant as restrictions ease
Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to update on the current coronavirus situation in our state. Professor Burgess also discusses news of a Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus, mental health, and whether information of historic cases is beneficial.
As stage one of the State Government's Roadmap to Recovery comes into play today, and COVID-19 restrictions slowly begin to ease, Tasmanians are being reminded to remain vigilant and continue following social distance and good hygiene practices.
21 MAY 2020
Telehealth could stay
There are renewed calls to make COVID-19 telehealth reforms a permanent feature of the state's health system.
However, the peak body representing medical practitioners says it will never fully replace face to face care.
About 10 million Medicare-funded telehealth services have been provided nationally since March, after a range of rebates were introduced to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
19 MAY 2020
Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have
As restrictions begin to ease across our state, AMA Tasmania President Professor John Burgess warns Tasmanians that we cannot just go back to the way things were before COVID-19. “Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have,” Professor Burgess says. Professor Burgess dubbed the coronavirus outbreak a ‘global wake-up call,’ stating we will need to adapt to social distancing and increased hygiene practices for the long-term in order to keep each other safe.
12 MAY 2020