SBOs to stay put despite funding cessation

At least four of the biggest SBOs told MO they had decided to remain as going concerns and even boost their role in GP-state government relations while a fifth SBO, Northern Territory, has already been melded into the Territory’s Medicare Local.

“We’re certainly continuing,” General Practice NSW CEO Jan Newland told MO last week.

She said GPNSW would take “two major roles” – supporting MLs and helping the state government use the primary healthcare system to fulfil its Council of Australian Governments (COAG