In a letter members, Brian Owler wrote, "...The AMA does not support measures that take billions of dollars out of general practice, undermine the viability of individual practices, and ultimately disadvantage our patients... Yesterday, the Government made regulations that require Level B consultations to last for at least 10 minutes. Unfortunately, this will come into effect on 19 January 2015, and practices will need to urgently prepare for this change. It will proceed, at least in the short term, as the Senate is not in a position to reverse this change until after Parliament resumes in February next year. The AMA will do everything we can to assist this reversal process. Your feedback on this measure has been very clear. While there is no support for business models based on the high turnover of patients, the reality is that GPs still deliver high quality consultations of less than 10 minutes’ duration, and these need to be properly recognised..." Click on the link below to read the full text of the letter.