AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 21-27 July 2019 Your Family Doctor and You: Partnering for Health AMA Family Doctor Week 2019, held from 21 to 27 July, celebrates and recognises the role of Australia’s 37,000 GPs as the primary medical and healthcare providers for all Australians. AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, a Melbourne GP, said today that general practice is the cornerstone of the health system and GPs are the human face of quality health care and advice in local communities all around Australia. “The AMA will this week put the national spotlight on the hard work and dedication of all Australian GPs, and highlight the need for governments to continue to support and nurture primary care and general practice. “General practice is the best value segment of the health system, the underpinning central hub that coordinates and guides patients through complex health systems. GPs keep people well throughout life, […]