No quota of GP reps for ML body

THE AGPN has signalled it will not impose a minimum quota on the number of GPs representing the profession on the board of the national body it is helping to set up to oversee Medicare Locals.

As the AGPN finalises its proposal to the federal government to create the new body, its CEO Dr Emil Djakic told MO it must represent all allied healthcare interests, meaning AGPN’s current quota of GPs on its board may not be appropriate.

Dr Djakic said he “can’t exclude” doing away with the AGPN’s existing rule that at least three of its six elected directors must be GPs – currently all six are GPs.

Another three directors, appointed rather than elected for their skills base, are not presently GPs.

With AGPN set to hand over responsibility for MLs to the new body, primary health care groups have begun lobbying for governance representation in the new organisation.

Dr Djakic said he welcomed their