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Notice given 21 February 2008

297  Senator Allison: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing—With reference to the plan for the establishment of ‘GP superclinics’:

(1) Will there be provision for salaried general practitioners (GPs).

(2) (a) What other health professionals will be employed in the superclinics; and (b) will they be employed on a fee-for-service or salaried basis.

(3) Will the superclinics employ nurse practitioners; if so: (a) what role will they play; (b) what services will they provide; and (c) how will they be remunerated.

(4) What incentives will be offered to encourage the use of preventative services in the superclinics.