engageGP member workshop – The future of general practice: Resourcing primary care
On-demand recorded 17 Jul 2021
Strengthen primary care by registering for our online engageGP workshop.
We want to hear your ideas for how general practice can be better funded and supported.
Join Dr Karen Price and key RACGP decision makers to discuss three policy areas critical to the future of general practice:
- Primary care funding reform
- Medical primary care workforce
- Integrated and coordinated care
Insights gathered will shape future funding proposals developed by the RACGP Expert Committee – Funding and Health System Reform (REC-FHSR) and inform RACGP contributions to the government’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan.
This workshop is part of our engageGP member event series, where members can influence our advocacy work, help drive change within general practice, and ensure GPs have the support they need to remain the backbone of Australia’s healthcare system.
This event is part of engageGP member forum. Events in this series are:
Dr Sally Cockburn
Dr Sally Cockburn is a practicing GP and health educator. She graduated MBBS from Monash University in 1982 and recently completed her Masters of Health And Medical Law from Uni Melbourne.
Sally has also been a high-profile media presenter (Dr Feelgood) for over 30 years on radio, tv and in print. She has a strong commitment to Medical Education and has held various teaching positions. She is currently an adjunct Senior Lecturer in Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
She has a strong commitment to better health outcomes and social justice and behind the scenes has been involved in health policy and legislation reform. She has sat on some high profile not for profit boards
Sally has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including a radio industry award for best documentary , the Monash University Alumni Service Award and in 2010 was inducted into the Victorian Women’s honour roll for harnessing the media to improve health communications.
She is a sought after public speaker, MC and panel facilitator.
Dr Karen Price
As a former practice owner, RACGP Victoria Co-Deputy Chair, Chair of Women in General Practice and a GP for more than 25 years, Dr Karen Price came to the role of President with plenty of experience under her belt.
Karen’s priorities as RACGP President include transforming the vision of a vital general practice sector. This includes funding for general practice and improving the college’s engagement with members from remote/rural to urban areas. Establishing a lifelong college of innovative learning to support new GPs through their vocational journey is essential RACGP business.
Karen is passionate about GPs thriving through effective communication, good governance, teamwork and patient safety, and providing the profession with the support it needs to carry out the purpose of our work – high-quality holistic and longitudinal patient care. She continues to promote leadership, advocacy, peer support and evidence-based medicine in her research and her clinical general practice. She is also finishing her PhD at Monash University on the role of peer connection in Australian general practice.
Every day of Karen’s Presidency will be dedicated to getting GPs the resources they need to do the job they were trained to do while meeting the high standards the RACGP has always set. It’s our college, so ‘members first’ is a priority.