Oldest LMA may be saved as GPs baulk at MLs

GPs in the Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice (ESDGP) indicated they would “defect” to ESMA rather than join the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local once it replaces both their division and neighbouring South Eastern Sydney Division in July.

“We were thinking that should the Medicare Local not represent our needs, that some of us might defect to a smaller, more doctor-centric organisation,” ESDGP director Dr Ray Seidler told MO.

The LMA would get no funding but “we’ve got an organisation