General practice crisis: Health Minister names the ‘most terrifying statistic’ in healthcare

But in his address to the AMA conference, he also stresses that the budget is in bad shape
Mark Butler
Minister for Health Mark Butler.

The Minister for Health has acknowledged that the state of general practice is repelling doctors from GP training, saying primary care is “in worse shape than it’s been in the entire Medicare era”.  

At the AMA National Conference on Saturday, Mark Butler pledged to make both general practice and aged care his top priorities over the first term of the government.