Many questions still plague Medicare Locals

THE AMA has raised concerns about Medicare Locals (MLs) since they were first announced.

We still have no answers to our original questions around form and function and, importantly, guarantees on the key leadership roles of GPs in the management and decision-making of MLs.

I announced at the National Press Club in Canberra in July that I would visit each of the MLs and find out from the local GPs what they thought of the cornerstone of the government’s bold new direction in primary care.

So, in recent weeks I have visited three South Australian MLs – Country North, Country South, and

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