Sprogis re-elected to AGPN board

DR ARN Sprogis, the outspoken AGPN director who criticised the organisation’s role in the $417 million Medicare Locals (ML) rollout, has been re-elected to its board.

The NSW GP was voted in for another three-year stint, while the board position previously held by South Australia’s Dr Rod Pearce has been taken by Queenslander Dr John Kastrissios.

Dr Kastrissios is the chair of the Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and a director of General Practice Queensland, as well as being a member of the NEHTA Clinical Leads program and various Queensland Health advisory committees.

In the lead-up to the election Dr Sprogis was critical of the AGPN, suggesting it had so far failed to pressure the government effectively on primary care spending.

In his candidate statement, Dr Sprogis said that while he supported the ML program, AGPN “must do much more to encourage a significantly increased investment in the ML