Date: 19 December 2023
The RACGP was pleased to provide a submission to the Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives as delivered by KPMG on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care.
This submission presents a significant opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of the current general practice incentives as a funding model into the future and to shape the primary healthcare system. Throughout this consultation, many GPs have emphasised that the practice incentive programs are critical to the viability of their practice and continuing to provide patient care.
In particular, the RACGP has recommended:
A sustained increase in investment to expand the practice and workforce incentive programs to meet the growing and changing needs of our community and minimise costs to patients.
Simplifying the program and reducing administrative barriers to GP participation. This includes ensuring all administrative aspects reduce red tape and are streamlined, seamless, and that interoperability is prioritised.
Investigating opportunities to expand the incentives, potentially including incentivising 4 year old health checks, along with incentives to support optimal development of children during the first 2,000 days.
Read the submission
RACGP submission to the Effectiveness Review of General Practice Incentives (PDF)