AMA Council of General Practice tackles key GP issues

29 Jun 2017

The AMA Council of General Practice (CGP) met in Canberra last weekend to discuss a range of pertinent GP issues.

Comprehensive discussions were had on a range of issues including:

  • the AMA’s submission to the MBS Review of after hours services;
  • the need to better fund the proposed Quality PIP incentive;
  • strategies for tackling obesity;
  • the implementation of health care homes;
  • finalising aged care priorities;
  • minimum standards for communication between health services and GPs and other treating doctors; and
  • proposed changes to GP referrals for MRI of knees.

Presentations from AGPAL and the Department of Veterans Affairs were also well received by the Council.