Chair report from the 2023 AGM

19 May 2024

The 2023 General Practice North AGM and end of year function was held on Friday 17th November 2023 in the Lodge Room at Kings Bridge Hotel and Restaurant, Launceston.

The following comments are excerpts from the 2023 GP North Chair Report.

‘During 2023 the General Practice North (GP North) Committee has been actively progressing the work of GP North in supporting General Practitioners (GPs) working in frontline general practice in northern Tasmania and ensuring the sustainability and continuity of GP North as an organisation going forward. In so doing we are striving for GP North to achieve its aims of ‘Education, Resources, Support and Advocacy’ for GPs and GP Registrars in northern Tasmania.

GP North activities in 2023 included:

· Pharmacotherapeutic education sessions delivered at General Practice visits face to face, via Zoom or a hybrid format with new topics as requested by GP North members

· Revamping GP North website after changing website host and ensuring website is continually being updated

· Continuing to fund group subscriptions to the Women’s Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide online resource for private General Practices in 0363 area code.

· Continuing to subsidise GPs and GP Registrars attending Implanon NXT training workshops

· The GP North Aged Care Advisory Group

· Monthly meetings of GP North Executive (comprised of GP North Chair, Treasurer, Administration Manager and Financial Controller) held in between quarterly Committee meetings with minutes circulated to whole of Committee.

GP North is remaining true to the aims of the original Division of General Practice Northern Tasmania established in 1992, with the current GP North focused on education, resources, support, advocacy and collegiality and we are making steady progress towards achieving these aims.’

A full transcript of the General Practice North Chair Report 2023 is available to GP North members on request to the GP North Administration Manager, Mrs Kelly Gregory by email:

Following the completion of the formalities and usual business of the 2023 GP North AGM attendees were able to take the opportunity to catch up with their fellow GP North member colleagues over dinner.