GP Connections : Leading Health
GP Connections was established in 1994 connecting GP’s with associated health service providers.
GP Connections is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of not more than 6 persons who are primary members of GP Connections, 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.
GP Connections fosters robust general practice by providing GPs, General Practice, Primary Health Care Providers and their staff with:
Advocacy and Support for local general practice networks and teams;
Assistance in implementing new models for managing Primary Care workforce issues via the PHN;
The formation of effective partnerships with primary care stakeholders and community.
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 ensuring that on-the-ground issues are fed into and utilised in the development of national primary care policy.