Call for capitation to fix 'broken' rural system

Ochre Health chair Dr Ross Lamplugh warns of mass practice closures without radical reforms

Medicare is broken in remote areas and should be replaced with a new system based on capitation, says the GP head of a major rural corporate.

Dr Ross Lamplugh
Dr Ross Lamplugh, chair of Ochre Health.

Ochre Health chair Dr Ross Lamplugh says he has been approached by 10 small-town GPs since May, offering their practices for free if Ochre can find them a doctor.

But he has turned down all of them because “there is just no way they