Analysis: How has the AGPN gotten into this mess?

All available evidence points to the newly purposeless AGPN being held to ransom because of a government edict that no single health profession, including GPs, could have control of Medicare Local boards. In that context, the AGPN and more recently the AML Alliance were handed the task of convincing general practice that it remained pivotal.

The alliance now must navigate a democratic quagmire of differing membership and representation systems across the now 61 MLs to form a nationally cohesive after hours network amid calls to retain many existing after hours arrangements.