Locality networks at core of sweeping change to Northland primary care

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Locality networks at core of sweeping change to Northland primary care

Graeme Fenton
Veteran Northland GP Graeme Fenton is taking a “wait and see” approach to the change
The challenge, therefore, is for Mahitahi Hauora to incentivise change so that general practices are prepared to introduce new models of care such as

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I agree with Graeme, without detail we're all still in the dark. Northland is certainly "up against it" with over 50% of GPs quitting in the next 5 years, scary stuff when the national average is 50% leaving in the next 10 years.

Fundamental issues such as remuneration and conditions for GPs in Northland remain the elephant in the room, I suspect this massive pachyderm will be ignored again or put in the too hard basket and ultimately what ever vision is presented a critical lack of GPs in the near future will cripple good intentions. I desperately hope not.