The New England Division of General Practice (NEDGP) is a local network of primary care general practitioners in the New England. The Division was formed in 1994 to assist rural general practitioners to improve the standard of health care for people in the New England Region.
The NEDGP covers a population of approximately 69,000 in the area from Tenterfield in the north to Uralla in the south and west to Inverell and Bundarra. It includes the towns of Ashford, Emmaville, Glen Innes, Tingha, Guyra and Armidale.
In 2012 the New England, Barwon and North West Slopes Divisions of General Practice formed the New England Medicare Local (NEML) which now provides all the services previously rolled out by the Divisions. For information and a comprehensive list of services provided through the NEML to support general practice and your patients in the community please visit www.neml.org.au
The Divisions are the founding members of the NEML and retain a voice through representation on advisory committees and on the NEML Board as well as existing feedback systems through service delivery.
Finding a GP
If you have moved from another area, accessing a new GP can take some time. You may have to ring around until you find one who has a place available and who can put you on their books. The best advice is not to wait until you are unwell. It is important to start looking for a GP before you have a health crisis. Click here
for a list of GP Practices in the region.
Contacting the Division
The Armidale office of NEML can direct your enquiries - Phone: 02 6771 1146