College warns Health Care Homes plan risks harming patients

The RACGP has staged a dramatic U-turn on the Health Care Homes reform, saying it risks damaging GP-led care and harming patients.

In a message to its 30,000 members last week, the college urges doctors not to take part in the Federal Government’s pilot — due to start next July — unless ministers agree to delay its rollout.

The shift is stark, given the Health Care Homes policy was the result of intense, long-running lobbying from the RACGP itself.

When the Minister for Health and Aged Care announced the reforms back in March, the