Following the Federal Election in May 2022, the RACGP consulted with members to determine the key high-level priorities for our ongoing policy and advocacy work. Based on this consultation, the RACGP has released our 2022 Advocacy Priorities and a range of resources to support members who wish to advocate at a local level.
The RACGP’s Advocacy Priorities and resources set out the need for greater investment into comprehensive and coordinated general practice care through achievable reforms.
The RACGP is calling for:
- enhanced primary care services for people over the age of 65, people with mental health conditions and people with disability
- longer general practice consultations to support patients with complex needs
- improved access to telehealth
- support for patients to see their GP within seven days of an unplanned hospital admission
- improved access to care in rural communities, by encouraging and supporting rural doctors to upskill.
The following resources have been developed to support members in their local advocacy efforts.
The primary advocacy document which outlines the rationale and detail of each of the RACGP’s priorities:
Deep dive leaflets
One-page summary leaflets which highlight how each of the RACGP priorities benefit various priority population groups. The intention is that members can distribute these to local MPs or candidates who have an interest in supporting a particular patient group.
Member only resources
The RACGP have also developed several member-only resources to support your advocacy:
- Templated letter from GP to MP/local candidate
- Advocacy guide
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Further information about the priorities or how to get involved
For more information about the election priorities or any of the above resources, please contact email@example.com
For more information about how to get involved in local advocacy, including support arranging a meeting with your local MP, contact your State Faculty Office: