Answered: Why the govt is rethinking the GP training handover

The transition process is on hold but the reasons why have been far from clear, as Professor Richard Murray explains

Full control of the Australian General Practice Training program is meant to be handed back to the colleges by the end of next year.

Professor Richard Murray.

But alarm bells are now ringing amid fears that the process is being derailed by a sudden Federal Government 'rethink'.

"If the rumours are true, the Department of Health has temporarily halted transition of training to the colleges;