Date: 21 December 2022
The RACGP has provided a submission to the Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO) audit of the Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP).
The submission states that the RACGP considers the CHHP to be a missed opportunity to inject essential funding into general practice, which is a sector in crisis. It appears that very few, if any, of the projects funded helped to support patients to access essential services from their regular GP/practice, which is where the majority of preventive, primary care and chronic disease management occurs (and should be encouraged to occur). Instead, much of the funding was directed to hospitals.
Read the submission
RACGP submission – Audit of the Community Health and Hospitals Program (PDF)