The five most-read stories of 2017

Relive some of the biggest moments of the year

2017 was a big year, with plenty of important developments in general practice. Here are the stories that were the most read by GPs.

5. RACGP calls for future IMG visas to be drastically reduced

Earlier this month, the college told a Federal Government review there was no longer any reason to keep general practice on the list of skilled migration occupations because of a surge in the supply of locally trained medical graduates. In a strongly worded submission, the RACGP said the evidence was clear that the arrival of IMGs has failed to ensure doctors remain in areas of need, because many move to the cities as soon as they can.