4 March 2021

ASGP: The new kid on the block

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The Australian Society of General Practice (ASGP) says it will pay for professional lobbying to make sure GP voices are being heard in Canberra.

The organisation is already calling for EOIs from anyone who wants to be on its inaugural board.

The board has nine positions available, including one position for a community member (non-GP) and one position for a non-VR GP.

This episode, ASGP founder and Melbourne GP Dr Chris Irwin, joins us to talk about the association and how it plans to differentiate itself from the RACGP and ACRRM.

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Partha Modak
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Partha Modak
4 months 19 days ago

In my judgement, a movement like this is long overdue for General Practice in Australia. I don’t know much about Dr Irwin but one thing is certain, he is the one who decided to take the step forward to initiate this new organisation ASGP, at least we should give him credit for this. It’s possible there are others who actively assisted him in this move and if that is the case their role will be considered creditworthy in the eyes of the future.

DR AHAD KHAN
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DR AHAD KHAN
4 months 19 days ago

Dr. Chris Erwin, with my 45 years of GP Experience, I offer my Services as a Board Member of ASGP .

DR AHAD KHAN
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DR AHAD KHAN
4 months 20 days ago
Dr. Xao Ping Wang, you state this : ” I don’t recall TMR ever being so neighbourly to the RACGP or ACCRM. ” I gather TMR has at last ceased to be a Slave of the RACGP & ACRRM. Like me, TMR is excited about a NEW VOICE for us GPs in the Coal-face. The Colleges have, over the years, facilitated the Govt. of the day, in the destruction of the Morale of the GPs . I am glad my Retirement after 45 years of Work as a GP is very near. But, the younger Generation of GPs needs a… Read more »
Xao Ping Wang
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Xao Ping Wang
4 months 20 days ago
The slavish – almost sycophantic – preoccupation that TMR has with Chris Irwin demonstrates yet another facet of bias that this publication has. I don’t recall TMR ever being so neighbourly to the RACGP or ACCRM. TMR takes every opportunity it can to be hypercritical of the smallest issues with these Colleges, but TMR is positively obliging with Irwin and his disaffected cabal. Is this a case of ‘the enemy of my enemy is by friend’ or is there an informal back-scratching arrangement (or perhaps a formal commercial one) between TMR and the ASGP? Irrespective, the lack of objectivity does… Read more »
Penny Durham
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4 months 20 days ago

Dr Xao Ping Wang, we’ve run two editorials mentioning Dr Irwin, and a news story with accompanying podcast on the occasion of his lobby group becoming official. No, he has not paid us for this. How does it serve our readers to ignore this new movement, when the constant refrain from GPs is that their interests are not being defended fiercely enough, and graduate enrolments are declining as a result? We’ll be critical when there is something to criticise.

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