In the media

AMA advocacy results in bipartisan support for medical indemnity stability AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that two years of strong advocacy by the AMA has resulted in much-needed stability and future security for the medical indemnity sector, ensuring the ability of doctors to continue to practise the art and science of medicine (15 October 2019). More...

The AMA 10 Minimum Standards for Prescribing The AMA released its new 10 Minimum Standards for Prescribing to ensure patient safety and high-quality health care. Developed by the AMA Council of General Practice and approved by the AMA Federal Council, the Standards are consistent with medical ethics and frameworks for the quality use of medicines (14 October 2019). More...

Queensland

New women’s app to help thousands of endometriosis sufferers Women with endometriosis will soon have access to more resources to support their care, with funding from the Palaszczuk Government (20 October 2019). More...

Queensland Health Minister calls for immediate action on chroming As the trend of inhalant abuse continues to grow throughout the state, the Queensland Health Minister has called on the Chief Health Officer to convene a roundtable of industry retailers, community-based services and clinicians to discuss the ongoing issue (16 October 2019). More...

Practice and Regulation

Queensland

WorkCover Queensland: Medical items table of costs - 2019 annual review WorkCover Queensland will again review and update the table of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland on 1 December 2019. The updated table of costs will be available on the website prior to 1 December 2019. More...