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RACGP Advocacy Priorities: Prioritising patient outcomes in primary care reform


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.

 

Advocacy Priorities

The primary advocacy document which outlines the rationale and detail of each of the RACGP’s priorities:

VIEW PDF

 

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.
Available here:

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

  Access member only resources

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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 healthreform@racgp.org.au

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:

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

(02) 9886 4700
nsw.faculty@racgp.org.au

Queensland

(07) 3456 8944
qld@racgp.org.au

South Australia and Northern Territory

Tasmania

Victoria

(03) 8699 0488
vic.faculty@racgp.org.au

Western Australia

(08) 9489 9555
wa.faculty@racgp.org.au

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