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THE new Medicare Locals (ML) body has hit back at the AMA after the association complained MLs failed to represent GP interests and said it would step in to take a “more active role” in local general practice.
THE AGPN would be forced to stay in business without funding, staff or even any work to do if a revolt against its longstanding plan to transfer its business to a new national Medicare Local body succeeds.
PRIMARY care nurses are going to have little influence on how Medicare Locals (MLs) operate because very few are putting their hands up to sit on their boards.
THE health department has been accused of giving “mixed messages” after publicly declaring the importance of GPs in Medicare Locals, then shelving one division’s ML bid because of fears it would have too many GP directors.
GPs at a division awarded one of the first Medicare Locals contracts have warned the Federal Government that they will “walk away” from the deal if they are forced to give up control on their boards. Medical Observer understands the contracts, sent to many of the first 19 winning bidders in recent weeks, explicitly state the Medicare Local (ML) must have a board of 7–10 directors with no single profession dominating. NSW division, GP Access, is involved in one of the first tranche of MLs, and currently has six GPs among its eight ...