Q&A: Former RACGP presidential candidate launching new GP group

Dr Chris Irwin says the Australian Society of General Practice will use professional lobbyists and make political donations

A doctor who ran unsuccessfully in last year’s RACGP presidential election is launching his own lobby group for GPs, hoping to influence policy with political donations.

Dr Chris Irwin
Dr Chris Irwin.

A GP from Melbourne, Dr Chris Irwin says his group will employ professional lobbyists with the goal of attracting more funding for general practice and “gaining respect” for GPs in Canberra.