AMA submission to DoHA on the Role and Governance of Lead Clinician Groups

24 Jun 2011

Second Submission

The AMA submission to the Department of Health and Ageing position paper on the role and governance of Lead Clinician Groups released on 20 May 2011 emphasises that the Commonwealth Government's attempts to provide doctors with a meaningful role in how local hospitals are run has failed.

First Submission - 17 February 2011

The AMA submission to the Department of Health and Ageing discussion paper on the role and governance of Lead Clinician Groups released on 25 January 2011 strongly opposes the limited role for doctors proposed. The AMA submission provides a model for Lead Clinician Groups that ensures doctors are involved in decisions made at the local hospital level about resource allocation, service planning and provision, and patient care.