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NEW UNDERPAYMENT CLASS ACTION
AGAINST WESTERN HEALTH
Dozens of junior doctors have joined a new
class action against Western Health, amid
claims the industry is understaffed, underpaid
and patients’ lives are being put at risk, reports
If you are, or have been, a doctor-in-training
in Victoria at any time since January 2015,
please register to stay informed. It's strictly
confidential, quick, free and non-binding.
No record of overtime is required.
Please join us and help achieve real change.
to sign up
EMERGING LEADER PROGRAM
Registrations are now open for AMA Victoria’s
Emerging Leader program, designed to support
the professional development of emerging
leaders in medicine.
As an early career doctor, you can start
to develop the leadership skills necessary to
participate effectively in collaborative work
and to lead and support those with whom
you work. Join this program to increase your
knowledge of effective leadership and learn
practical skills for use in your current role.
Our first session was very popular in
August and there is a second intake, with
limited places available, commencing on
Saturday 23 October 2021.
Would you like to share
your thoughts, suggestions
and views with us?
We love to hear from
our members. Email:
RESPONSE TO THE
AND WELLBEING ACT
AMA Victoria has provided
a submission to the Victorian
Department of Health in
response to its discussion paper
on the development of a new
Mental Health and Wellbeing Act.
Upon review of the paper, we
conveyed to the Department
significant concerns on
multiple levels. Our overarching
perspective is that the proposed
Act does not empower doctors
to treat highly vulnerable,
severely ill patients in the best
way possible and that this
sentiment is shared equally by
and other specialists alike. We
also noted that coupled with
the burdensome compliance
requirements mooted by the
Engagement Paper, if the
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Act is implemented as proposed,
the predictable result is that
there will be further attrition
in the mental health workforce.
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