"We're working to improve health care in our community through strong general practice"

 

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 Dr Jayne Ingram (Chair)

Dr Murray Binghambw

 Dr Murray Bingham

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Dr Jeanne Carpenter

 

 

History

GPpartners was first established in 1993 as the Brisbane North Division of General Practice under the Commonwealth Government's national General Practice Program.

In 2006 Brisbane North Division of General Practice changed its name to GPpartners and became a company limited by guarantee.

In 2011 under the Government's health reform agenda, divisions of general practice were invited to set up a new national network of primary healthcare organisations - Medicare Locals - that would "address local health needs, improve access to services and to drive integration across the health care system".

GPpartners Ltd applied to set up one of the first Medicare Locals in South East Queensland. GPpartners application was successful and on 1 July 2011, its programs, services and staff were transferred to the Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local, now PHN.

After almost 18 years as a division of general practice, GPpartners returned to its roots as a local GP membership organisation.

GPpartners no longer operates within geographical boundaries and plans to extend its membership base and its ability to represent GPs and General Practice beyond its current area of the northern and western suburbs of Brisbane.

For GPpartners Limited to continue and more importantly to thrive, it needs a strong, supportive membership base.

Through GPpartners, members will continue accessing a strong network and peer support particularly through attendance of Education Events.

As part of operating without boundaries, membership will be offered to GPs in what was previously the area covered by the Moreton Bay Division.