Australian Association of Consultant Physicians

AACP in the News

Border Mail - 23 March 2010

Upgrades needed - better infrastructure required for federal health reforms - by Steve Kelly 

Wangaratta Chronicle - 19 March 2010

Look at training that works, urges doctor - by Di Thomas 

Australian Doctor – November 2008

GP care plans under fire - physicians fight for control - by Paul Smith
The AACP, on behalf of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, wrote a discussion paper titled “Improved management of chronic disease in the context of the enhanced primary care initiative: The role of Consultant Physicians and Paediatricians”. A copy of it came to the notice of the Australian Doctor and comment was sought from the AACP for the article “GP care plans under fire”. The article stated the RACGP’s “outrage” at the paper, together with the views of the AACP. This article generated minimal further discussion in the magazine but the issues are now clearly out in the public arena for wider discussion.

The paper explores the role of CPPs in chronic disease management, preventative health and lifestyle modification. The role of CPPs in advising on and revising GP management plans, their active role in team care arrangements, and the use of case conference items to ensure teaching, education and quality processes, and assist in ensuring the long term viability of the Australian Medicare Benefits Scheme are currently being considered.