Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce


Summary

Date: 21 March 2016

The RACGP made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee inquiry, which is considering the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce.

The submission sets out the role of GPs providing care to older patients, focussing on the issues GPs face when providing care in residential aged care facilities.

The submission drew heavily from the RACGP Rural survey of rural members on aged care, identifying the key barriers and enablers for increasing rural GP engagement in aged care.

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