Tag Archives: General practice

Promising breakthrough: dramatic miracle cure offers hope to victims

Life-changing breakthroughs in primary care do not attract much media attention.

Blood tests at the chemist is like getting your car serviced at the lawn mower shop

Nothing wrong with the lawn mower shop but it just isn’t the right place.

No new governance model for GPs yet – Just what the doctor ordered?

In the end members have decided and that needs to be respected.

Talking governance: Getting rid of the disconnect

New RACGP governance Model offers a solution for the perceived ‘disconnect’.

The doctor will see you… never. Issues with online referral services.

A new telehealth referral service raises many serious questions.

10 podcasts for GPs (and their patients)

This is my personal & favourite top 10!

Health Care Homes: not yet where the heart is

Why doctors have called for a delay in the implementation of the Health Care Homes.

Why the proposed Health Care Homes are not about patient-centred care

Is this really the biggest health reform in a generation?

Pharmacy vax claims need a pinch of salt

Are the new health services in community pharmacies really a success?

Here’s a challenge for the Pharmacy Guild

I’d like to take the Pharmacy Guild up on their suggestion to collaborate.

Pharmacy vaccinations in Queensland and the slippery slope of health services in community pharmacies

New models of care should support integration, not fragmentation.

We told you so: Ignoring primary care is never a good idea

It appears that many voters have taken this message to the polling booths…

The new reality show for doctors: RACGP’s own Q&A

An innovative concept by the Royal Australian College of GPs.

Why your GP is so cost-effective

I came across this joke on Facebook. It’s very applicable to general practice!

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.

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.