Queensland GP poised to take on AMA leadership

AMA vice-president Dr Steve Hambleton is on track to stand unopposed for the AMA presidency when nominations close this Friday. As MO went to press, no other candidates had announced their intention to stand for the top job.

Dr Hambleton, a Queensland-based GP, said he had made it known early that he was interested in the presidency because he believed there was work still to be done after his two years in the deputy role.

“As soon as Dr Pesce and I were elected [in 2009] we found ourselves in this very busy environment of primary healthcare reform,” he said.

“I think there’s a huge amount of unfinished business and I want to make sure we don’t lose the momentum we have generated over the past two years.” 

Outgoing president Dr Andrew Pesce said he wished success for whoever took up the post after the election of office bearers at the association’s national conference on 27–28 May.