Collaboration is code for role substitution - doctors need to stop this

It is time to become more determined in defending the medical-led model of care, warns AMA vice-president

AMA vice-president Dr Chris Zappala looks to defend GPs and their medical territory from other healthcare professionals pushing to expand their scopes of practice.


It is time for doctors to become more determined in defending the critical importance of a medical-led model of care — even if does not directly benefit them to do so.

Collaboration and ‘team-based’ care are words used when the role of the medical practitioner is to be diminished or their leadership subverted — usually without any