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18 Dec 2017

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that the Government’s much-needed reforms to after-hours primary care should ensure that after-hours GP services are better targeted towards patients with genuine clinical need.

Dr Gannon said the changes to Medicare funding for after-hours GP services, provided through approved medical deputising services (AMDSs), include a commitment from the Government to reinvest savings into improving services and to continue to work with the AMA on longer-term after-hours care reforms.

Published: 18 Dec 2017