GP Connections : Leading Health
GP Connections was established in 1993 connecting GP’s with associated health service providers. We are dedicated to the whole of the practice team. Our primary focus is on continuing education, and activities pertaining to leadership and advocacy.
GP Connections is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 6 persons who are Primary members of the Division, elected annually from the membership of General Practitioners. A further 2 persons can be appointed by the Board to the membership of the Board. The Board meets monthly to conduct general business, with sub-committee meetings as required to conduct specialised activities.
Various localities within our region continue to be classified as Districts of Workforce Shortage.
GP Connections fosters robust general practice by providing GPs, General Practice, Primary Health Care Providers and their staff with:
- Professional and educational development opportunities;
- Business and practice management development opportunities;
- Support for local general practice networks and teams; and
- Assistance in implementing new models for managing Primary Care workforce issues.
The formation of effective partnerships with primary care stakeholders and community enables:
- Facilitating systemic change to support the continuum of care for patients
- Developing and implementing innovative approaches to primary care delivery
GP Connections plays a significant role in influencing health policy and advocating for general practice at State and National levels:
- At the State level, by ensuring that general practice and primary care providers and systems are included in State programs and policy developments that impact on hospital and community services.
- At the National level, by providing a voice for GPs and general practice, and ensure that on-the-ground issues are fed into and utilised in the development of national primary care policy.