Date: 15 November 2017
General practice is the foundation of Australia’s healthcare system, with GPs and their teams representing Australia’s most accessed healthcare service. Given this sectors clear impact on the health of the nation, it is essential that this general practice is supported and funded appropriately.
The RACGP 2018-19 pre-budget submission presents three strategies for investing in patient healthcare through better supporting general practice:
- Increase general practice exposure and experience for junior doctors.
- Support general practice research through improved infrastructure.
- Implement an antimicrobial stewardship program in general practice.