Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment Guideline for Country Health SA Local Health Network Hospitals
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The following resources contain information for all medical practitioners, including general practitioners, medical trainees and specialists, contracted by regional local health networks.
The following resources contain information for GPs and medical trainees contracted by regional LHNs.
The SARFMA specifies the terms and conditions for contracted GPs delivering services in South Australia’s rural public hospitals and provides the framework for individual contracts between regional LHNs and GPs/GP clinics. The previous 2017 SARFMA for contracted GP services in large rural hospitals and small rural hospitals expired on 30 November 2020.
In March 2020, Australian Medical Association (SA) (AMASA) and Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA) were invited to negotiate a new SARFMA with the regional LHNs on behalf of the rural GPs. The Rural Support Service (RSS) is coordinating the negotiations with the AMASA and RDASA on behalf of the regional LHNs.
On 12 March 2021, the AMASA and RDASA presented the RSS with their proposal for the new SARMFA. This proposal was unrealistic based on the regional LHN budgets.
Since then the RSS has been developing an offer to put to the associations that is reasonable for the regional LHNs while also providing appropriate recognition, remuneration and support for the contracted GPs.
On 25 August 2021, the offer was sent to the AMASA and RDASA. The main features of the offer are:
The rates in the offer are the limit of what is reasonable at this time. It is hoped that contracted GPs accept the offer as fair and capable of providing a robust and sustainable GP-led health service in our rural hospitals.
For more information email HealthGPAgreement@sa.gov.au
The following resources contain information for specialists contracted by regional LHNs.
For more information, please contact: