AMA President urges Health Minister to provide more support to General Practice

23 Jan 2020

The AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, met this week with the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, to discuss primary care and the urgent need to provide additional funding and support for General Practice.

Dr Bartone discussed a range of potential funding initiatives including the patient centred medical home, support for longer consultations, care coordination funding, wound care, changes to the Medicare after hours definition, workforce incentives, the recruitment of mental health professionals into general practices and equitable working conditions for GP Registrars.