AMA working hard for GPs
In this week’s edition of Australian Medicine Dr Brian Morton writes his final article as Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice. He reflects on the significant work of the AMA, both behind the scenes and in public, to advance the interests of GPs and patients during his six years in office.
He highlights the AMA’s successful advocacy during that time about both good and bad Government policies on issues including the Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP), Medicare Locals, GP Super Clinics, the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record, chronic disease reform, after hours funding, the inclusion of GP-referred MRIs in the Medicare Benefits Schedule, the doubling of the Practice Incentives Programme teaching incentive and GP training.
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