New head for Medicare Local alliance

Dr Arn Sprogis has been elected chair of the Australian Medicare Local Alliance — the representative group for Medicare Locals.

A NSW GP and veteran of the divisions movement, Dr Sprogis immediately called on the Federal Government to take over responsibility for all primary healthcare and funnel all funding through the Medicare Local network.

“The 2013 Federal Budget and the coming election are an opportunity to significantly build the critical role Medicare Locals can play in more efficient, effective and community-responsive