Author Archives: Edwin Kruys

Big health corporates win, but who keeps your family out of hospital?

There is something seriously wrong with the priorities here…

The problem with ‘record-high’ bulk billing rates

Bulk billing statistics only tell part of the story.

GPs beware: political spin ahead

The Minister for Health issued an interesting warning for GPs

Why doctors will stop bulk billing

Many practices will soon have to determine a fair and equitable fee based on increasing practice costs.

Warning: Dear patients, you’ve been targeted!

The next Australian government must invest in quality and sustainable general practice services for the health of all Australians!

Overcoming tribalism in healthcare – opening speech at #iGP16

If we want the future to be different, we should do things differently.

If only we worked together instead of competing

Governments play different GP groups off against each other; that’s one reason why we need more unity.

A great quality tool for health bloggers, podcasters and patients

This tool has the potential to take health blogs and podcasts to the next level.

Rest In Peace, BEACH

The government has decided to stop investing in primary care research.

Why we need to get over the Medicare Locals disappointment

There are many opportunities for PHNs to support general practice.

How should Primary Health Networks support GPs?

There is an enormous opportunity for Primary Health Networks to add value.

Two wonderful videos featuring rural doctors and their patients

Warning: After watching these videos you may feel the sudden urge to pack your bags and move to the country.

Continuity of care is more than just a catchphrase

Not good: many proposals, trials and projects create fragmented health care.

Speak out!

A little anecdote about dads, dolphins and doing the right thing.

E-health warning: cliff edge ahead

The National eHealth strategy is getting closer and closer to that big, overhanging cliff.

Why everybody has an opinion about their GP

If you want to find out what really happens in my office, have a look at this 60-second video.

The family doctor – old-fashioned or the key to a healthy future? (Part 2)

In part 2: Why receiving care from one GP is beneficial for patients and communities.

The family doctor – old-fashioned or the key to a healthy future? (Part 1)

Is the family doctor who provides continuity of care a dying breed?

Are you a leader, a follower, or both?

If an organisation does not succeed, often its leaders are criticised or changed. But there are alternatives.

What exactly do you mean when you talk about integrated health services?

Integration has been described as the holy grail of healthcare; but what is it and how do we achieve it?