United General Practice Australia

UGPA comprises:

  • The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)
  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • The Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • The Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
  • General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSN)
  • General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)

Media releases

Date Media release
29 November 2016
More time needed on Health Care Homes to get it right
7 March 2016
A freeze on quality healthcare
4 December 2015 Collaboration of GPs and pharmacists will better support patient care
24 September 2015 New Prime Minister must drop the freeze on patient Medicare rebates
1 July 2015 General Practice supports pharmacists as part of GP-led teams
18 May 2015 Primary Health Networks must align with 12 guiding principles, say general practice leaders
1 May 2015 Fight for sustainable primary healthcare far from over
16 April 2015 Primary care leaders maintain vaccination programs must be GP-led
19 February 2015 GP leaders call for community based training opportunities for pre-vocational doctors
13 February 2015 Principles for Primary Health Networks
3 November 2014 General practice leaders welcome Government announcement on rural health policy
21 August 2014 More to general practice than co-payments
21 August 2014 GP leaders urge reform on after-hours funding
21 August 2014 General practice leaders welcome progress on alternate co-payment model
30 July 2014 General practice training must be college-led, says UGPA
30 July 2014 General practice leaders welcome government negotiation on proposed co-payment model
30 July 2014 Changes to general practice training risk compromising the profession, says UGPA
28 May 2014 General Practice groups united in opposition to GP co-payment as proposed
15 November 2013 UGPA calls on Government to fast-track review on current rural workforce classification system


Date Submission / Letter
2 September 2014  UGPA letter to Minister Dutton - Mechanism for primary health consultation process 
25 August 2014  UGPA letter to Minister Dutton - Primary Health Networks
18 June 2014  UGPA letter to Minister(s) Dutton and Nash - Cessation of Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
14 March 2014  UGPA letter to Minister Dutton - Workforce shortage issues for GPs