At each point in the primary health care system there are currently people who are dying, or suffering losses which would otherwise have been prevented. Those losses create exponential costs and disruptions to the functioning of families and communities in Australa
Category: social and community health
General Practitioners need to receive fair recompense for the health care we provide. After years of withstanding the gradual undermining of the Specialty by successive governments, we cannot expect General Practice to survive on its current trajectory. We need to set our own terms and our own fees in order to ensure General Practitioners can continue to provide excellent health care.
If General Practices are going to be the mainstay of the vaccination rollout, we do need to be supported, valued, informed and considered.
When the government canceled most of the telehealth item numbers this morning in the middle of a lockdown this was a form of calculated systematic institutional neglect.
For many people, Covid-19, will feel exactly the same as ‘just a cold’, so unless you have had a swab for it, you just don’t know.
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