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  • Medibank GP Trial

    Dr Malcolm Parmenter
    Posted by on 24 Jan 2014

    Independent Practitioner Network (IPN) is pleased to confirm its involvement in a pilot being run by Medibank in south east Queensland to provide its members with better access to GP services.

    IPN welcomes the interest of Medibank in supporting the general practice industry. General practice is the backbone of Australia’s health system and the best resource available to efficiently and effectively meet the increasing healthcare needs of the community. We believe that as long as the clinical independence of practitioners is maintained, having other healthcare organisations work with IPN should be welcomed.

    According to Dr Malcolm Parmenter, IPN CEO, “Medibank has collaborated with IPN on this pilot given our capacity to provide resources and systems to support the pilot. If at the end of the pilot, Medibank decides to continue with the program, its intention is to open up the program to other GP clinics.”

    As part of the pilot, Medibank and IPN are contributing to the management of the pilot and associated administrative costs.