More to general practice than co-payments

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21 August 2014  

United General Practice Australia (UGPA) calls on the government to implement a formal mechanism to allow the general practice profession, via UGPA, to provide valuable input into policy reform.

The general practice leaders believe this will ensure the promotion of sustainability and quality in general practice remains a priority into the future.

The government is urged to consider the direction of general practice in its entirety with meaningful involvement from the general practice profession being central to any discussions on the funding and sustainability of quality general practice.

At a meeting held in Canberra today, UGPA supported a future model of quality general practice where general practices provide ongoing, comprehensive, accessible and affordable whole person medical care.

UGPA supports a model where patients and their families enjoy a continuing relationship with a regular GP, with support from a GP-led practice team and other clinical services in the medical neighbourhood.

This model would support care coordination, the value of quality general practice, and general practice teaching and training, in diverse settings.

UGPA believes these principles should underpin the development of further policy in general practice.

Further information

RACGP: Dr Liz Marles 0400 901 992

ACRRM: Prof Richard Murray 0417 008 791

AMA: John Flannery 0419 494 761

RDAA: Dr John Hall 0422 441 481

GPRA: Dr David Chessor 0406 214 076

GPSA: Dr Trish Baker 0414 869 674

AGPN: Dr Nicholas Demediu 0418 550 827

AGPN: Dr Rod Pearce AM 0417 864 774

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