Beyond Bennett’s healthcare reforms

It is the AMA conference in Melbourne. Jim McGinty, chair of the Health Workforce Australia, has just finished his presentation of his agency’s work.

You get the feeling the permanent revolution that has become health reform in this country is now being conducted under his guidance.

He’s been talking about the galactic-sized hole in the number of nurses we need, there are references to expanding prescribing roles, the need to shift away from our obsessions with specialisation.

His vision seems a more sober, less ambitious and, judging