Enrolled patients key to GPs' future

The RACGP has unveiled a new funding blueprint for general practice, with so-called 'super chronic disease management plans' and cash payments for enrolling patients.

Outlined in its budget submission to the Federal Government, the payment mechanisms are meant to lay the foundations for the ‘primary care home', tying patients to specific general practices.

The idea is being embraced by the Federal Health Minister and senior figures within the Department of Health and Ageing