26 November 2014

Outcomes Statement for meeting held on 26 November 2014





Primary Health Networks

  • RACGP to draft PHN principles for UGPA consideration.
  • Once principles approved, send principles in a letter to Minister for Health and Mr Mark Booth
  • RACGP to draft accompanying media release for UGPA approval
  • AMA to send copy of correspondence with Department.


GP Training Transition Contingencies

  • Monitor issue and hold until next UGPA meeting.
  • GPRA and GPSA to work on developing ongoing issues regarding training.
  • Put “GP Training Transition Contingencies” on GP Stakeholder meeting agenda; request Department to reply before Christmas.


Training principles

  • No actions noted.


Training Governance Framework

  • No actions noted.


Discussions with Shadow Minister for Health, The Hon Catherine King MP

  • Formally write to Catherine King regarding the need for a 3GA exemption, so States can fund a prevocational training program. Catherine King to raise issue with Health Minister once received formal request from GPRA
  • Catherine King to follow up on status of the announced Rural Infrastructure Grants.
  • Catherine King to invite UPGA members to attend a Primary Care Planning Policy Roundtable in February/March 2015.


Chronic Disease Management policy

  • Policy put on hold.


Request from Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care to join United General Practice Australia

  • Agreed to deny AAAPC request to join UGPA; RACGP to send letter to AAAPC advising of decision.


Request from Association of Chief Executives to gain membership on United General Practice Australia

  • Agreed to deny ACE request to join UGPA; RACGP to send letter to ACE advising of decision.


Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)

  • Letter to AGPN regarding membership and national/local general practice representation


UGPA governance

  • Draft UGPA Terms of Reference for discussion via email.