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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 23 Sep 2021


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engageGP member forum – RACGP taking action: Gearing up for the federal election

On-demand recorded 23 Sep 2021

Find out what we've got planned to ensure increasing investment in primary healthcare is a top health priority in the lead up to the federal election.

Hear about the RACGP’s plans as we prepare for the next federal election including advocacy resources developed for our members. Our expert panel will take your questions and ideas, plus you’ll hear about our public campaign aimed at driving local conversations about why a well-funded general practice matters.

This event is part of engageGP member forum. Events in this series are:


Dr Lara Roeske
GP, Chair RACGP Specific Interests

Dr Lara Roeske is a current member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Sexually Transmissible infections and Blood Borne Viruses (MACBBVSTI). She is a GP and practice owner, Chair RACGP Specific Interests and RACGP Board Director and has held many senior positions at the RACGP, including Deputy Chair Victoria Council, inaugural Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Sexual Health Medicine group, and past Chair of the Women in General Practice RACGP Victoria committee. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Dr Roeske has worked in advisory roles to key stakeholders, on steering committees, guideline working parties, representing the RACGP across a range of domains relevant to sexual and reproductive health, cervical cancer prevention and translation of evidence into practice at state and national levels.


Dr Karen Price
President, RACGP

As a former practice owner, RACGP Victoria Co-Deputy Chair, Chair of Women in General Practice and a GP for more than 25 years, Dr Karen Price came to the role of President with plenty of experience under her belt. Karen’s priorities as RACGP President include transforming the vision of a vital general practice sector. This includes funding for general practice and improving the college’s engagement with members from remote/rural to urban areas. Establishing a lifelong college of innovative learning to support new GPs through their vocational journey is essential RACGP business. Karen is passionate about GPs thriving through effective communication, good governance, teamwork and patient safety, and providing the profession with the support it needs to carry out the purpose of our work – high-quality holistic and longitudinal patient care. She continues to promote leadership, advocacy, peer support and evidence-based medicine in her research and her clinical general practice. She is also finishing her PhD at Monash University on the role of peer connection in Australian general practice. Every day of Karen’s Presidency will be dedicated to getting GPs the resources they need to do the job they were trained to do while meeting the high standards the RACGP has always set. It’s our college, so ‘members first’ is a priority.

Dr Michael Wright
Chair, RACGP Expert Committee, Funding and Health System Reform

Dr Michael Wright is a GP and health economics researcher. Dr Wright is Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee, Funding and Health System Reform and Deputy Chair Person of the NSW and ACT Faculty Council. Currently working part-time in general practice in Woollahra, Sydney, Dr Wright has previously been employed in the UK National Health Service, been a practice owner, a salaried GP and GP contractor. Michael’s research interests include investigating the value of continuity of care in Australian general practice (the subject of his PhD), and funding reforms to the Australian health system. As well as being a busy GP and RACGP Fellow, Dr Wright holds many other roles in the health system including a research position at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at the University of Technology, Sydney and Chair of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN).

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC
GP – Altona North Medical Group

Mukesh enjoys the diversity that practicing as a GP in Altona North brings and is passionate about making a difference to people’s health. Mukesh has supported his profession and advocated for better health for all at every stage of his medical career. This work has seen him become State and National President of the AMA and Chair of the Council of the World Medical Association. He is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Flinders University, works with Brain Injury Australia and chairs the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Previously he spearheaded clinical and community efforts to use technology in health and worked for State and Federal health committees including the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.



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