Next RACGP president keen on remuneration for My Health Record
North Sydney GP Harry Nespolon has won the election to become the next president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and will take up the role at the college's AGM in October.
Dr Nespolon has targeted the Medicare rebate freeze, the return of GP training to the college's control, the controversial planning learning and need (PLAN) CPD activity and remuneration for the My Health Record as priorities for his tenure.
In his campaign manifesto Dr Nespolon criticised the college for signing a deal – or ““compact”, as Health Minister Greg Hunt calls it – with the federal government to end the rebate freeze, calling the move “astonishing”.
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