Rural doctors urge government action after crisis meeting

South Australia’s rural doctors are seeking a quick and supportive response from SA Health’s Rural Support Services (RSS) to their call for a fair and respectful package of contract conditions

The call comes after AMA(SA) and the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA) held an online mass meeting of its rural members on Wednesday, 21 July 2021. The meeting attracted the largest group of rural doctors to attend such a meeting in South Australia’s history.

22 JUL 2021

Rural Towns at Risk Through Health Crisis

For many months, AMA(SA) and the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA) have been representing the state’s rural general practitioners (GPs) in negotiations with SA Health’s Rural Support Services about the conditions under which the doctors provide services to regional hospitals.

These negotiations followed the expiration of existing contracts with South Australia’s rural doctors in November 2020.

16 JUL 2021

New President for AMA(SA)

Dr Michelle Atchison is the new President of AMA(SA).

Dr Atchison is a private psychiatrist who specialises in the treatment of the psychological effects of trauma. She was elected as President at the AMA(SA) AGM on 6 May, assuming the position after a two-year term as Vice President under the outgoing President, Dr Chris Moy.

The incoming Vice President is Port Lincoln general practitioner (GP) and AMA(SA) Councillor Dr John Williams.

7 MAY 2021

Australia Day Awards

2020 Australian of the Year, AMA(SA) member and Adelaide ophthalmologist Dr James Muecke

The AMA(SA) commended the work of South Australian ophthalmologist Dr James Muecke who was announced as Australian of the Year 2020 for his work in preventing blindness in low-income countries. 

11 FEB 2020

Stop Elder Abuse Campaign 2019

The 2019 campaign highlights the message ‘Know the signs. Speak up and help stop elder abuse’ and advises people to call the Elder Abuse Prevention Phone Line Support and Referral Service 1800 372 310 if they have concerns about themselves or others, or to visit the website for more information.

Around one in 20 older Australians is experiencing some form of abuse from someone they know and trust, who is often a member of their own family.

24 MAY 2019

AMA(SA) Welcomes New President

3 May 2019

New AMA(SA) president wants health changes to focus on people: patients and those who care for them

Incoming Australian Medical Association (SA) President Dr Chris Moy says that after years of low morale and dysfunction resulting from changes imposed on the state’s health system, there must be a return to a simple focus on people.

6 MAY 2019

Partnerships the answer to healthcare crisis

The president of the Australian Medical Association in South Australia, Associate Professor William Tam, said today’s tour of the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s emergency department will give Australian College of Medicine (ACEM) president Dr Simon Judkins a ‘coalface’ view of conditions at the hospital.


‘The AMA welcomes insights from Dr Judkins and the ACEM about how emergency departments can and should work to maximise health and wellbeing outcomes for patients across South Australia,’ Dr Tam said.


9 APR 2019