The AMA represents the interests of medical professionals and patients through effective advocacy and provides individual support and services to members at all stages of their careers.
The Australian Medical Association (NSW) Limited is an independent association representing the state’s medical profession. As the state’s peak medical-political lobbying body, AMA (NSW) is dedicated to providing its members with representation on a variety of medical issues, workplace relations advice and representation and commercial benefits. Members of AMA (NSW) also belong to Federal AMA, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s most effective and trusted member organisations in Australia. AMA and AMA (NSW) work collectively to advocate for the medical profession at both a Federal and State Government level.
The strength of AMA (NSW) lies in its representative reach across the State’s geographical zones and the profession’s specialty groups. By playing a pivotal role in the formation of public health and hospital policy, AMA (NSW) is in a strong position to represent the individual needs of members and their patients.
AMA(NSW) is the registered industrial body for Visiting Medical Officers in the Public Hospital System and as such negotiates the terms of the Visiting Medical Officer Determinations and Contracts as well as providing individual advice and support to all medical practitioners with their workplace matters in the Public and Private Hospital systems.
The concerns of the State’s general practitioners are addressed by the AMA (NSW) Council of General Practice and when an important issue arises the Association has the resources to conduct a sustained media campaign to ensure our views are aired in across print, broadcast, and social media.
“As a general practitioner who is interested in healthcare system improvement, I joined the AMA so that I could be involved with an organisation that has a seat at the table with decision-makers. Only the AMA has the visibility, expertise and widespread recognition to leverage change at the highest levels of government.”
Dr Jaspreet Saini, General Practitioner
AMA (NSW) Councillor
“I am passionate about the long-term care of my patients. Over 30 years of practice in Western Sydney I have seen my patients impacted by extreme heat waves, 80 days of smoke during our black summer, flooding and air pollution from combustion engines. Our health is inextricably linked to the environmental determinants of health. We need clean air and water, healthy soils, stable climate, and a healthy ecosystem. Climate change is the greatest threat to our health in the 21st century. The AMA provides doctors a platform for positive change to public health issues.”
Dr Kim Loo, General Practitioner
AMA (NSW) Member
“The AMA has always supported my dream, even when I was not confident. The AMA is an important voice for doctors and patients and our health profession. Importantly, the AMA provides individual assistance and support to doctors when they most need it - that’s why I’m a member.”
Dr Kelvin Kong, ENT Specialist
AMA (NSW) Member