21 August 2014


Outcomes Statement for meeting held on 21 August 2014

 

Item

Description and actions

1

Co-payment update

 
  • UGPA welcomes the progress made by AMA in putting the proposal to government, which addresses several of the concerns raised by the profession and consumer groups more broadly.
  • UGPA to write to Minister Dutton to suggest mechanism for consultation process moving forward.
  • UGPA media release “General practice leaders welcome progress on alternate co-payment model” (21 August 2014)
  • UGPA media release “More to general practice than co-payments” (21 August 2014)

2

Chronic Disease Funding

 
  • With a growing body of evidence around the different funding models to support general practice in managing chronic disease, UGPA will call on the government to take a holistic approach to GP funding and the health system more broadly.
  • UGPA to develop a position statement.

3

Private Health Networks (PHNs) – UGPA draft letter

 
  • Send PHNs letter to Minister Dutton, Senator Nash and Department.

4

Management and Governance of GP Training

 
  • UGPA to reach agreement on principles at Convention.

5

The Medical Home - best model for patient care and best model for GP training

 
  • UGPA media release expressing concern about lack of reference to quality general practice in the development of health policy, and quality underpinning health policy going forward.

6

Policy or procedure for disseminating UGPA action items

 
  • UGPA to issue a communique after each meeting
  • The communique to form the first item on the agenda of the next meeting as an action log
  • UGPA to consider the need for a webpage at the next meeting which would include UGPA media releases, submissions/letters, and outcomes statements

7

Next meeting

 
  • 7 October 2014 at RACGP SA/NT Faculty boardroom, College House, 15 Gover Street, North Adelaide

8

Other business RDAA Media Release

 
  • UGPA media release “GP leaders urge reform on after-hours funding” (22 August 2014)