Submission: After Hours Primary Health Care Review
18 Dec 2014
The AMA has made a submission to Government's After Hours Primary Health Review (After Hours Reveiw). The Review is being led by Professor Claire Jackson. The AMA's submission highlights:
- Funding should focus on and support the provision of clinical necessary after hours care;
- Practice Incentives Program AH incentive payments should be restored, with additional funding made available to address identified gaps in service delivery;
- Rural and remote regions require innovative and flexible models of AH care to ensure coverage, access and equitable spread of workload; and
- The role that tele-health could play in after hours GP services.