New RACGP president elected

Professor Jones says a top priority for his leadership will be to speak out on behalf of GPs concerned by the proposed co-payment for GP services and the threat to universal healthcare in Australia.

“The general practice community looks to the RACGP for leadership on this issue and we have a responsibility to represent the concerns of our members and the profession at large," he said.

Professor Jones will take over from current RACGP president Dr Liz Marles, whose two-year term comes to an end in October.

He is committed to raising the profile of GPs’ role within the Australian healthcare system.

Professor Jones has vowed to continue the RACGP’s efforts to address the concerns of the profession and the public about the co-payment outlined in the recent federal budget.