Hi everyone from GPGC,
It’s certainly been another huge year in General Practice.
“Living with COVID-19” brought many challenges, including workforce shortages, antiviral prescribing, and medication supply chain issues. The other day when reviewing the Guidelines for management of COVID via the National Taskforce, I realised they were up to version 42. General Practice has had its hands full keeping up to date but can also be assured they made a critical difference to the outcomes for many, via the vaccine rollout last year and early intervention this year.
GPGC worked with GoldNet and the PHN to bring its members the October panel event, which brought 50 members together with RACGP Vice President, RACGP President-elect, and Professors in Immunology and General Practice, as well as HHS CEO and other leading local Gold Coast GPs. This was a chance to discuss the upcoming challenges for General Practice and integrated care locally.
Next year, we are looking at a specialist roundtable event possibly for the first event of the year, in February at this stage.
GPGC remains committed to a close alliance with the PHN and representation for its members in a variety of settings. We continue to support members via our Facebook page. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to gpgc.com.au and create a profile there. For contractors, it helps protect your practice against payroll tax if you have a separate website and, in addition, it keeps the GPGC database up to date as this is how we will contact members going forward.
GPGC is looking to appoint a director via casual appointment, (appointment until the next AGM). This is how I was appointed a bit over a year ago, and I stayed on after the AGM. Becoming a GPGC Director is a chance to make a critical difference in general practice delivery on the Gold Coast. If you wish to discuss the opportunity and potential for an interview by the board, please contact Chairman@gpgc.com.au.
Finally, I wish you all a safe and merry Christmas and a settled happy New Year. I hope you are having a well-earned break with family and loved ones and resetting your priorities toward what matters the most to you in 2023.
Dr Tammra Warby and the GPGC Board
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Update from Dr Tammra Warby – Chair, General Practice Gold Coast (GPGC) Board and GP GPGC hopes everyone had a lovely break over the Christmas/New Year period. We are excited to hold our first event for the year in conjunction with Gold Coast Private Hospital. This will be a dinner and special...