AMA (NSW) is both an advocate and a partner for general practitioners. At the Federal and State level, the AMA is a powerful voice representing the needs of the profession. We also offer individual assistance that is tailored to your needs.

Looking after general practice

  • The AMA has worked to reinforce the central role of general practice in the Government’s COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

  • Lobbied for significant improvements to the initial COVID vaccination funding proposal put forward by the Government: MBS items, extra funding for longer vaccine assessment consultations, and flag fall items for home and aged care vaccination visits.

  • Advocated for the establishment of a special COVID-19 vaccine indemnity scheme for GPs and vaccine providers.

  • Successfully lobbied for the extension of MBS temporary telehealth items until the end of 2021, with the Government also confirming that it will work with the profession to make telehealth permanent.

  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Secured a no disadvantage guarantee for all affected Bonded Medical Places Program and Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship opt-in participants impacted by administrative problems in the transition to the more flexible Bonded Medical Program.

  • Delivered the implementation of supervision support payments up to $30,000 and learning and development funds up to $13,600 per annum per More Doctors for Rural Australia Program participant.

  • Successfully secured the expansion of funded prevocational general practice training placements in rural areas, from 440 rotations per year to 800 by 2025.

  • Campaigned against changes to pay roll tax which threatens the viability of general practices, particularly those in regional areas.

Looking after you

  • We offer Employment Health Checks that are exclusive to AMA (NSW) members at no extra cost. The Health Check is a one-on-one consultation with an experienced advisor from our Workplace Relations Team, who will work with you on employment issues specific to your practice.

  • AMA (NSW) provides members with a range of template employment contracts for private practice staff.

  • Resources to help members in their capacity as employers or managers of practice staff, including Pre-Employment documents, Modern Award information, National Employment Standards, Employee leave, Fair Work information, Workplace Health & Safety, Tax & Super information, and Post Employment documents.

  • We assist to upskill and empower members by offering training and education on relevant topics, including webinars and events on owning your own private practice, managing privacy, different types of employment contracts and more.

  • We assist members by providing resources on Workers Compensation rates for GPs.

  • We provide medico-legal support on a range of issues including, medical records, privacy issues, subpoenas and attending court, contact from agencies such as AHPRA, the Medical Council of NSW, Health Care Complaints Commission, Medicare Complaints and Advertising.

  • We care about doctors’ health and wellbeing and we know you do too. That’s why we’ve established a Doctors for Colleagues registry which includes a list of general practitioners who are interested in taking on other doctors as patients.

AMA (NSW) has a range of services and resources to support you

Become an AMA (NSW) member today!