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Supporting 5,500+ GPs to deliver 25,000,000 patient visits across
600 General Practices.

The PCBC and our members are deeply committed to ensuring General Practice is an attractive profession that delivers timely access to primary healthcare for all Australians, now and into the future.

Our Purpose

The Primary Care Business Council (PCBC) was formed in 2022 by seven of Australia’s largest General Practice providers. The PCBC now comprises eight providers, and together, we offer a single voice for all independent operators, regardless of size and location, about critical issues impacting the sustainability of Primary Care.


As practice owners, we play a vital and integral role in the delivery of primary care and are positioned to advise and affect meaningful change.  


Given our breadth, the PCBC and our members have unique insights and perspectives into the Primary Care system not readily accessible to other primary care stakeholders, including:

  • The ongoing viability and sustainability;

  • The needs of patients and communities; and

  • Challenges facing its workforce (GPs, Nurses, and Allied Health).


These insights and perspectives result from experience and real-time data gathered across a large section of Primary Care, giving us a unique capability to quickly and easily identify trends and accurately forecast changes occurring within our sector.


Our purpose is to use this data to inform and collaboratively work with Government and other industry bodies to deliver significant and sustainable evidence-based improvements to Primary Care that maintains patient access and help ease pressure on the broader healthcare system.


The PCBC and our members are deeply committed to ensuring General Practice is an attractive profession that delivers timely access to primary healthcare for all Australians, now and into the future.


Our Members

Our members facilitate 25,000,000 patient visits every year at 600 General Practices across inner city, metropolitan, rural and remote locations. Supporting more than 5,500 GPs, our members provide contracted services to over 20 per cent of the Australian GP workforce.

Dr Ged Foley

CEO, Sonic Clinical Services

Andrew Cohen

CEO, ForHealth

Steven Harvey

CEO, Partnered Health

Caroline Rafferty

Chief People Officer, Better Medical

John Burns

CEO, Better Medical

Hadrian Lee

CEO, My Health

Dermot Roche

CEO, Ochre Health

Dr Peter Stratmann

CEO, MedicalOne

Andrew de Picot

CEO, Eastbrooke

Jeremy Stones

Executive Director, PCBC

Sonic Clinical Services (SCS) is the primary care division of Sonic Healthcare, one of the world’s largest diagnostic companies and a top 50 company on the ASX. SCS offer integrated business solutions. SCS operates over 220 medical centres providing services to approximately 2,500 doctors who collectively conduct circa 10 million patient consultations annually.


Its services cover various parts of the health system. Through a distributed network of GP practices, they can provide frontline care
and B2B solutions at a national, state or regional level.


SCS was formed in 2015 as a parent company of nine subsidiaries that have been providing healthcare services across Australia for over 20 years.


Its healthcare businesses include IPN Medical Centres, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, DoctorDoctor, Sonic Nurse Connect, Lifescreen and Precedence Healthcare.

Today, Ochre Health is a leading provider of healthcare to rural, regional and urban communities around Australia. They operate a network of over 60 medical centres across five states and territories and partner with more than 400 doctors. They also work with hospitals and medical practices throughout Australia and New Zealand to source and place locum and permanent doctors across a wide range of specialties.

ForHealth Medical & Dental Centres (formerly trading as Healius) has an expansive network of medical and dental centres across metro, outer metro, regional and rural Australia. ForHealth Medical & Dental Centres supports over 1,000 GPs and 120 Dentists and employs over 2,200 support staff (including over 1,000 nurses) to support those healthcare professionals. It has over
80 large-scale medical & dental centres in Australia and services more than eight million patient visits annually.

Better Medical was launched in 2015 by a group of medical professionals and
long-term investors. Better Medical has grown steadily year on year and is now comprised of 80 general practice clinics in South Australia, Queensland, Victoria
and Tasmania.


Better Medical is now made up of more than 850 general practitioners and
1,000 support staff.

MedicalOne was founded in 1990, and its headquarters is in South Melbourne, Victoria. MedicalOne is a leading provider of healthcare services in Victoria and South Australia, with 12 centres across Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide.


Its medical centres are fully integrated, and services include general practitioners, pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, radiology and
visiting specialists.

Partnered Health is a leading vertically integrated Australian healthcare platform. Partnered Health Australia was established in 2013 and comprises several established health service businesses, including Partnered Health Medical Centres, Jobfit Health Group, Northcare Physio, and Baseline Onsite.


Partnered Health Medical Centres have 66 clinics located throughout Australia’s metropolitan and regional centres, including 62 medical centres and four dedicated
skin clinics.


Its services span all aspects of primary healthcare from general health assessments, paediatrics, travel medicine, skin checks, and chronic disease health assessments and management, including diabetes
and asthma.


Our vision at Myhealth is to establish medical centres in convenient locations that provide the best care, in an inclusive environment.

Eastbrooke’s mission is to provide the best, most comprehensive care to patients without sacrificing convenience or the overall patient experience. It aims to be the best destination for healthcare. Within its centres, patients can access a range of allied health practitioners and specialists who supplement the family general practice to deliver the best primary care. It achieves this by partnering with exceptional doctors who share its vision.

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Contact Us

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Contact Us

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