AMA (NSW) provides support for public/private hospital doctors by lobbying the State and Federal Government to ensure working conditions and remuneration is safe, fair and equitable. A well-resourced hospital system is central to quality patient care.

Looking after public/private hospitals

  • The AMA has been vocal in its opposition to the use of funding penalties as an incentive to minimise avoidable public hospital patient complications.

  • The AMA produced the AMA Public Hospital Report Card annually to report on trends in hospital performance across the country. The results provide a valuable tool in advocating for changes that support high quality health care delivery in public hospitals.

  • The AMA’s policy team highlights the need for adequate public hospital funding that reflects a growing population that is increasingly presenting with complex chronic conditions in its State and Federal Budget submissions.

  • The AMA supported the development of a new framework to deal with identification and management of vexatious notifications.

  • The AMA has been at the forefront of calling for changes mandatory reporting requirements to ensure doctors are not discouraged from seeking medical treatment.

  • Liaising with Medical Staff Council chairs on issues of underfunding and senior doctor engagement.

  • Senior Doctor Pulse Check report looks at engagement levels in hospitals across NSW.

  • Working towards gender equity in medicine through the Gender Equity Ministerial Committee.

  • The AMA regularly meets with Chief Executives to discuss localised issues with senior doctors.

Looking after you

  • 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.

  • We offer leadership and media training opportunities to allow senior clinicians to have a voice at the table of decision-makers.

  • We engage in industrial advocacy and representation for members, to further your professional interests and to help protect your rights.

  • Our Careers Service assists members throughout their career with career coaching, advice and interview preparation and more.

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

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