The following additional resources to support the Vision will be available soon.
Challenges facing general practice and the Australian healthcare system
The Challenges facing general practice and the Australian healthcare system is a contextual resource which outlines the key issues that the Vision aims to address by introducing an alternative model of general practice.
The Vision requires a commitment from all those who will benefit from its implementation, including health providers, consumers and funders. The RACGP is in the process of developing several supporting documents to encourage successful implementation of the Vision, targeted towards:
Australian Government: As the primary funder of general practice services in Australia, the Australian Government has an essential role in supporting the implementation of the Vision for the benefit of all Australians.
- A guide for the Australian Government (available soon)
State and territory governments: State and territory governments will see benefits from an appropriately supported general practice system through reduced hospital use, and therefore have a role in supporting the implementation of the Vision.
- Implementing the Vision – A guide for state and territory governments (available soon)
General practices: Many GPs and general practices are already implementing mechanisms to achieve the features of high-quality general practice outlined in the Vision. The guide for general practices will pull together innovative ideas that are already being used by other practices to work towards implementing the Vision.
- Implementing the Vision – A guide for general practices (available soon)
Health consumers: Health consumers have a role in managing their own healthcare. The guide for health consumers will identify simple strategies for health consumers to ensure that they are getting the most out of their general practice experience.
- Implementing the Vision – A guide for health consumers (available soon)