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  • ***New AMA Member mobile app | Live on 22 June***

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The new AMA Member on-the-go APP launches on Monday 22 June!

    All your AMA member benefits right through your phone.

    Anytime, Anywhere access to AMA Queensland and all your member benefits, discounts and resources.

  • COVID-19 Up-to-date FAQs for doctors

    Find the answers to your key questions about telehealth, PPE, triage criteria, support for doctors and more on our new COVID-19 webpagehttps://qld.ama.com.au/COVID_19#faq2
  • **Breaking News: Most elective surgeries cancelled to free up hospital capacity**

    The PM has announced that from midnight tonight all elective surgery, other than category 1 and urgent category 2 cases, will be suspended.


    This applied to both public and private hospitals.

    The decision was agreed to by the state and territory leaders in conjunction with the Federal Government, Mr Morrison said.

    He said the cancellations were based on the advice of the expert medical panel.

    [It will] allow the preservation of resources including personal protective equipment and allow health services to prepare for their role in the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • COVID-19: How to Bulk billing a telehealth consultation

    New MBS items require providers to bulk bill telehealth services.

    This page provides guidance on how to bulk bill telehealth and obtain patient consent:
  • **COVID-19 MBS items for telehealth and pathology can now be claimed**

    Additional item numbers have been added to the MBS from 13 March 2020, under the Australian Government’s comprehensive $2.4 billion health package in response to COVID-19.

    These temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) items allow doctors, nurses and mental health professionals to deliver services via telehealth - provided those services are bulk billed.

    The AMA has called for all Doctors, be they GPs or Medical Specialists, to be able to use telehealth for any regular consultations with their patients, not just those patients needing testing or care for COVID-19.

    Find the item numbers and read the full summary of changes here: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-2020-03-01-latest-news-March
  • Queensland Fires - Member assistance and support

    With weather conditions making it even harder for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services today, we are aware that many of our members may be directly affected.

    IMMEDIATE WORKPLACE RELATIONS ADVICE

    For any queries in relation to practice closures, general health and safety issues, staff unable to get to work, rostering and overtime, you can contact our Workplace Relations Team on (07) 3872 2222.

    LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN HEALTH TOO

    Contact Queensland Doctors' Health Programme on (07) 3833 4352 for peer-to-peer assistance and support. The Medical Benevolent Association of Queensland (MBAQ) can also provide financial assistance to doctors who are facing adversity and loss of income: https://mbaq.org.au/

    SUPPORT WITH MEMBERSHIP FEES

    If you are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the bushfires, contact us at membership@amaq.com.au

    AMA Queensland is here to support you and your colleagues - Please do not hesitate to contact for support and advice over the coming days and weeks.

  • Welcome to Queensland Doctors' Community (QDC)

    Welcome to Queensland Doctors' Community (QDC), your new online member platform.

    Queensland Doctors' Community is your connection to an incredible resource - 9,000+ of your peers who share your challenges, uncertainties and successes.

    A member-only community, resource library and member directory tailored just for you to:

    • Connect with peers
    • Search for other AMA Queensland members
    • Ask questions
    • Share your views and experiences
    • Drive the agenda

    QDC features a discussion forum as well as a library for sharing documents, resources and more. I encourage you to search through the library - and to upload useful content yourself.

    The key role of AMA Queensland is to support, promote and advocate for members, and your views from the coal face will ensure we are fighting for what's really important to you.

    Now that you are here:

    1. Complete your profile
    2. Start a conversation - post a message in the Open Forum discussion group

    To acquaint you with the new platform, we've created a Quick Start Guide and Video. There is also a comprehensive FAQ section if you have any further issues.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at community@amaq.com.au or call (07) 3872 2222.

    We're excited about welcoming you to QDC and look forward to the community growing strong.  

    Regards,

    Jane Schmitt
    CEO, AMA Queensland