The RACGP is always working for you.
We remind communities and governments that your expert advice matters, in times of crisis and every day. We support you to keep learning and be the best GP you can be. We take care of your personal, professional and financial wellbeing so you can take care of all Australians.
If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Here are just some of the ways we give a voice to general practice in Australia.
Who advocated for telehealth rebates during COVID-19?
When your patients were worried about seeing you face-to-face during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RACGP successfully lobbied for new Medicare rebates for telephone consultations. We communicated through the media and directly with the Minister for Health to establish the new telehealth MBS items.
Who’s putting general practice at the heart of Australia’s healthcare system?
Through our Vision for General Practice and a sustainable health care system we seek to solve a range of issues and pressures currently facing general practice and the Australian healthcare system. Couple this with our stronger-than-ever media presence and our strident advocacy across all levels of government, and we’re positioning general practice right at the heart of healthcare.
Who listened and created a stronger, simpler CPD process?
The RACGP consulted with members to better understand what you need from your continuing professional development (CPD). We used your feedback to develop a simpler, stronger and more seamless CPD experience, while also advocating against proposed changes to the CPD system that would greatly increase your workload.
Who’s bringing general practice training back to the profession?
General practice training will be RACGP-led. Working with Training Organisations, the RACGP will have a stronger focus on high-level outcomes and standards across training programs, including the Australian General Practice Training program.
Who helped secure PPE supply when you needed it most?
The COVID-19 pandemic and 2019–20 bushfires highlighted the importance of GPs as frontline healthcare workers who need access to personal protective equipment (PPE). The RACGP lobbied through the media and directly to the Minister for Health and Chief Medical Officer to secure as much PPE as possible for GPs during a national and international shortage.