Join the RACGP GP Advocate Network


Join the RACGP GP Advocate Network


Advocacy > Interested in joining the RACGP GP Advocate Network?
Last updated 24 May 2024

Do you want to be a strong voice for general practice?

We're looking for GPs to join our GP Advocate Network to help expand our advocacy reach, shape the future of general practice in Australia and deliver on the RACGP Advocacy Plan priorities.  

Advocates will receive training and support to help build long-term relationships with elected representatives in their local community. These relationships play a pivotal role in shaping local, state and national health policy, ensuring GPs are supported to deliver patient-centred care that ensures better health and wellbeing for all Australians.  

With a federal election due in 2025, we want GP Advocates in place in all 151 federal electorates by the end of 2024.  

Join the RACGP GP Advocate Network and be a strong voice for general practice.  

How will you contribute?

Advocates will be required to complete introductory advocacy training. Some advocates may be offered media and social media training to further assist them in the role.  

Advocates should commit to:  

  • At least two meetings per year with their locally elected representative. These meetings will broadly align with the release of the RACGP’s federal pre-budget submission (Jan – Feb) and the General Practice: Health of the Nation report (Oct). This will be augmented by targeted state and local government engagement.  

  • Attending one to two community functions likely to be attended by their representative each year. 

  • Writing one to two letters to their representative about core advocacy issues, supported by the RACGP Advocacy Team.  

Advocates will also be asked to provide feedback and insights gleaned from these meetings to the RACGP Government Relations Team.  

Advocates will be required to be aware of and comply with key RACGP policies, including the Conflict of interests and related party transactions policy, the Social media policy and the Spokesperson policy.  

 

Timing

While recruitment for the GP Advocate Network will be ongoing, we aim to finalise the initial recruitment phase by mid-September 2024. We will ensure advocates receive training and are well positioned to begin advocacy in October 2024, coinciding with the launch of the RACGP’s General Practice: Health of the Nation 2024 report. 

 

RACGP 2024-25 Advocacy Plan

 Read the plan 

Express your interest

Find out more about joining the RACGP's GP Advocates Network and being part of a stronger voice for general practice by completing this form.  

 

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