GPs elect pharmacy-friendly president

There’s a new president of the peak GP body – and he’s comparatively pharmacy friendly.

Tasmanian GP Bastian Seidel has just been elected head of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and will take the reins from current president Dr Frank Jones when his tenure finishes in September.

Prof Seidel has been a high-profile cheerleader for more integration between GPs and pharmacy in primary care – often to the chagrin of the wider GP community.

As RACGP representative on the National Asthma Council, he has also